Flowers are part of a plant, which reflects beauty, be it color, appearance, or aroma. Therefore, we can often see flowers function as a medium to express feelings, especially affection and love for loved ones.
Almost every yard of the house is always decorated with ornamental plants. Flowers are plants that are most often found to beautify the house or just to decorate the room. According to research, there are more than 270,000 types of flowers with various shapes and beauty in this world.
Ornamental plants are one of the important elements to make a house look beautiful. Its existence can make the home environment feel fresher. Among the plants that we often see, several types of plants are stunning but rarely seen. It is because a number of these plants are threatened with extinction.
Is flower the most beautiful thing in nature? Probably yes. But, you can’t see the beauty of every flower in a single garden. Some flowers are so rare, bloom in specific seasons or even after decades. Are you curious about this rare beautiful plant? Read on to find out more.
- Middlemist Red (Camellia)
The red Middlemist is the rarest plant in the world. Currently, only in New Zealand and London this flower is found. Initially, this plant was discovered in China and brought to England by John Middlemist in 1804. Then, this plant is almost extinct because it did not reproduce for many years. This camellia cultivar is one of the rarest blooms and one of the most beautiful. If you look carefully, this plant looks like a rose, right?
- Ghost Orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii)
The ghost orchid is thought to have become extinct 20 years ago as a type of orchid. But lately, this flower was rediscovered. This plant is difficult to find because it does not reproduce, has no leaves, does not photosynthesize, and cannot make its own food.
Therefore, Ghost Orchid requires certain fungi to absorb the juices by the roots. Ghost Orchid is found in the forests of Cuba and Florida. It is known, Ghost orchids can live for years underground. Then it blooms between June and August. Uniquely, this flower appears to float on a tree trunk, so it is called the Ghost Orchid.
- Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)
This rare ornamental plant has a habitat in the tropical rainforests of the Philippines. This plant, which belongs to the legume family, has claws hanging from the tree branches. This flower can reach three meters in length with a bluish-green color. This plant is difficult to breed and is threatened with extinction due to damaged habitat and a lack of natural pollination.
- Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus)
This flower that has blackish-red petals has a habitat in Mexico. This flower has a beautiful vanilla aroma in summer and is suitable for ornamental plants. Unfortunately, this flower has become extinct in the wild. Today, this plant can survive through vegetative development as a single infertile clone.
- Flame Lily (Gloriosa)
This flower is known to be poisonous and is relatively common everywhere. However, after its use in the medical field was discovered, there was massive hunting. Its habitat in Sri Lanka was already scarce, and in Orissa India, it was almost extinct. However, thankfully in pacific regions such as French Polynesia, Cook Islands, and Australia, this species has become so invasive that it prevents it from becoming extinct.
The lily flower has the meaning of purity, royalty, salvation, and politeness. This flower also has various colors, so it is suitable as a lily bouquet to brighten up someone’s day. This interest can not only be given during the anniversary but can also be given on other special days such as a graduation or new business.
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- Franklin Tree Flower (Franklinia)
This rare ornamental plant was found in Georgia’s Altamaha and was saved from extinction by the Bartram family. However, because it is rare, the Franklin Tree cannot be used as an ornamental plant for air freshener at home. The characteristics of this plant are white flowers and a fragrant aroma when blooming. Then in autumn, the leaves turn bright red.
- Rafflesia Flower
Rafflesia Arnoldi is one of the rarest flowers in the world. This flower has a diameter of more than 100cm, making it the largest flower in the world. This flower was first discovered in the Indonesian rainforest by Thomas Stamford Raffles, named after its discoverer.
Rafflesia Arnoldi is a parasitic plant that does not have roots, stems, and leaves. When blooming, this flower will give off a bad smell that attracts insects to help pollinate. This flower will die at least one week after blooming.
- Juliet Rose
The price of a wild plant that is very fantastic up to billions is the rose known as the Juliet Rose. This flower is the work of David Austin, a flower grower. It took at least 15 years to make Juliet Rose.
Many know Tulip or Tulipa as a typical Dutch plant, even though Tulip originally grew wild in Central and West Asia. Then, Turkey was attracted by the Tulip flower’s beauty, and it has been cultivated since 1000 years ago. The emergence of a rare type of Tulip was caused by a mosaic virus infection from a type of insect infestation. The Dutch also hunted them down and began to cultivate them.
This rare type of Tulip quickly spread and became a luxury item. Many wanted it, causing Tulip mania in 1637. Tulipmania occurred due to the great demand for tulips, especially from the Netherlands, which cultivates rare tulips. The price soared up to 10 times from before.
When you hear the word tulip, there must be one flower shape etched in your mind. Long waving stalks, half-bud crowns, and large flower petals are characteristics of tulips we usually know in flower shops.
No wonder then that our choices are limited to this one flower only when looking for a Tulips bouquet for a loved one. Although tulips have many types and colors, each color in a tulip has its meaning, so the message you want to convey through your tulips bouquet will be easier to convey and make the recipient smile. Are you curious about the meaning of each tulip color? Here’s the explanation.
- Red Tulips
Some people believe red tulips to express the heart’s content. The red Tulip flower means deep love and perfect affection.
- White Tulips
White Tulips are usually used as an offering to condolence someone’s death or also to be given to someone as an apology.
- Orange Tulips
The orange Tulip flower means warmth and happiness and symbolizes optimism if you will get an unexpected fortune. Usually, this Tulips bouquet with orange color is given to someone who has just given birth.
- Yellow Tulips
This flower has a symbol or meaning of cheerfulness and very close friendship. You can give it to a friend.
- Purple Tulips
Purple Tulips symbolize loyalty, which was widely used in ancient times by aristocratic families. When given to others, it signifies admiration and respect.
- Gibraltar Campion
This rare ornamental plant can be found on the high cliffs of Gibraltar. After being believed extinct in 1992, a climber found a single specimen of this flower in 1994. Later, the seeds of the plant were developed at the Millennium seed bank. Today, the plant grows in The Alameda Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens in London.