Symmetry is apparently key to things looking attractive. This perfection is seldom seen in nature as environmental and evolutionary factors often cause imbalance. Pro Landscaper has decided to herald the few fabulous plants that’s where the beauty of symmetry is often seen. There’s an undeniable charm in symmetry – whether it’s architecture or art, we all appreciate a perfect order and form of things that are perfectly balanced.
From the most vivid colors to satisfying shapes, here are some eye-catching images for you to enjoy. So if you're a true symmetry lover who loves flawless patterns and wants some order back in their lives, we've got you covered. Today, We bring you a list of perfectly geometrical plants that reveal the true beauty of Mother Nature and let us appreciate how special it is. Scroll down!
Hala Fruit: The hala fruit is a large edible fruit made up of numerous segments called keys or cones and is found in Southeast Asia, eastern Australia, Pacific Islands and Hawaii. Also called the Tahitian screw pine or thatch screwpine, the hala fruit tree is one of the 750 or so trees that belong to the Pandanus species. The hala fruit tree can reach up to 14 metres in height, with a spiny trunk that grows between 5 - 11 metres in width. This is a large fruit that can be up to 30 cm long, with dozens to hundreds of segments (or phalanges, keys) that are attached together by a core, each being around 20 cm long. It looks a bit scary and reminds you of an exploding planet. But don't let appearances scare you off, because chances are, you might have already tried a variant of the hala fruit at one point in your life, especially if you are a fan of Southeast Asian food.
Veiled Lady Mushrooms: The veiled lady, or the bridal veil stinkhorn as it is popularly known, belongs to the fungi family of stinkhorns. A mature stinkhorn has a phallic structure which is about 10-15cm high and with a cap on top, skirted with a net/membrane (indusium), and hence its scientific name, phallus indusiatus. The veiled lady mushroom is edible, and enjoys an elite status for its medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. Indeed, an obscure study states that the smell emanating from these mushrooms can trigger spontaneous orgasms in human females. Insects and ants are attracted to the odoriferous viscous slime (known as gleba) from the cap above, which contains the fungi spores for reproduction. This ensures an efficient dispersal of the spores for regeneration elsewhere, for a mushroom which is alive only for a few hours or days.
Hoya Publicalyx: Royal Hawaiian Purple is a fast growing cultivar suited for baskets or ladders. It has pretty neat flowers. Flowers about 10 mm across comes in bunches of 20 to 40 hanging from along the stems. Bunches may be over 10 cm across. You can see clusters with pink-red flowers and also on the same plant you might see clusters that are almost black. Some of the clusters are even mixed pink-re and black. This is a very attractive hoya. The narrow 10 cm long leaves show some silvery-grey flecking patterns. Another good thing about H. pubicalyx is that they are some of the more cold hardy hoyas. They can even take frost for a short period of time. Similar cultivars: This cultivar is very similar and often confounded with Hoya pubicalyx cv. Red Button, but it has narrower leaves than 'Red Button' and also more flecks. This hoya is also known under the name 'Chimera', but 'Royal Hawaiian Purple' is the correct name. It's a nice hoya that gets pink/red new leaves in the sun.
Gazania: It is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa. They produce large, daisy-like composite flowerheads in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, over a long period in summer. They are often planted as drought-tolerant groundcover. The genus occurs from low-altitude sands to alpine meadows in South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Angola. Additionally, species are naturalised and declared weed in South Australia, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and California. Gazania species are grown for the brilliant colour of their flowerheads which appear in the late spring and are often in bloom throughout the summer into autumn. They prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils. Numerous cultivars have been selected for variety of colour and habit. In temperate regions, they are usually grown as half-hardy annuals. A commonly grown variety is the trailing gazania (Gazania rigens var. leucolaena). It is commonly used as groundcover and can be planted en masse to cover large areas or embankments, assisted by its fast growth rate.
Echeveria runyonii topsy turvy: Topsy Turvy Echeveria is an award winning succulent with thick powdery blue gray leaves. It grows in a rosette shape, meaning it has no stems. The fast growing evergreen plant is easy to propagate and will produce offshoots easily forming a dense carpet of rosettes in no time. The plant also produces orange and yellow flowers in the fall. Consider growing these in rock gardens, groundcovers, on green roofs or in garden planters. Perfect for Mediterranean style gardens! These plants are also deer resistant & disease free. This plant was the winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. The rosettes grow up to 8-12 inches tall and wide. Plant these in sandy or well drained soil. Even though the plant is drought tolerant, you can water occasionally as long as you allow the plant to completely dry out before watering. And never water when dormant. These require partial to full sunlight, or at least 5 hours a day of direct light. You can grow these indoors during winter months as long as the plants still get enough light. In the spring, the plants grows offsets. You may separate those small rosettes to create new plants. Native to Mexico.
Chimera half and half Rose: The concept of a chimera is known from Greek mythology. A chimera is a "hybrid creature"; this means that a being is composed of two or more different ones. (Wikipedia) The Greek word means "goat". We know of other hybrid creatures, e.g. the Minotaur, the Sphinx, the centaur, the basilisk and others. But these all belong to the realm of mythology. There, the meaning is easy to understand and is portrayed particularly vividly in illustrations. Chimeras also exist in the plant kingdom. One type of chimera formation is even generally well-known, as it is used in horticulture as a standard method of improving fruit trees (and also certain types of vegetables). We are referring to "grafting". This consists of an underlying "stock" having a corresponding "scion" grafted onto it. Two different plant parts are connected to form a single organism. (Wikipedia: Grafting) This is done artificially by hand, and the grafted joints, where the two differing plant tissues were bound together, are usually (on fruit trees) quite visible years later.
The Symmetry On Aloe Polyphylla Is Crazy: Aloe polyphylla, the spiral aloe, kroonaalwyn, lekhala kharetsa, or many-leaved aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Aloe that is endemic to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Drakensberg mountains. An evergreen succulent perennial, it is well known for its strikingly symmetrical, five-pointed spiral growth habit. Aloe polyphylla is commonly known as the spiral aloe in English, kroonaalwyn in Afrikaans, or lekhala kharetsa in Sesotho. The species epithet polyphylla means "many-leaved" in Greek. Taxonomically, it forms part of the Rhodacanthae series of very closely related Aloe species, together with Aloe glauca, Aloe lineata and Aloe pratensis. Aloe polyphylla is a stemless aloe and grows its leaves in a very distinctive spiral shape which may be clockwise or anti-clockwise. The plants do not seem to sucker or produce offshoots, but from the germination of their seeds they can form small, dense clumps. The fat, wide, serrated, gray-green leaves have sharp, dark leaf-tips and grow in the five spiral rows. This aloe flowers at the beginning of summer, producing flowers that range in colour from red to salmon pink and occasionally yellow, at the head of robust, branched inflorescences.
Monotropa uniflora: Monotropa uniflora, also known as ghost plant, ghost pipe, or Indian pipe, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Asia, North America, and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. The plant is sometimes completely waxy white, but often has black flecks or pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color. The name "Monotropa" is Greek for "one turn" and "uniflora" is Latin for "one flowered" as there is one sharply curved stem for each single flower. The stems reach heights of 5–30 centimetres (2–12 in), sheathed with highly reduced leaves 5–10 millimetres (3⁄16–3⁄8 in) long, best identified as scales or bracts. These structures are small, thin, and translucent; they do not have petioles but instead extend in a sheath-like manner out of the stem.
Crassula Capitella: Red Pagoda or Pagoda Village (Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora) (Tölken): An eye-catching tower of stacked, triangular leaves. It is native to South Africa where its long stems sprawl and form mats on dry, rocky slopes. In cultivation, Pagoda Village can spill nicely from containers or be planted as a ground cover in frost-free climates. C. capitella ssp. thyrsiflora has a glossy green base color, but flushes deep burgundy with moderate stress, such as full sun, extended drought, or cool temperatures. The stems grow to about 8.0" long and re-root easily where they bend down to the soil or from stem cuttings. This variety can bloom in summer or fall with lots of tiny, white flowers. Red Pagoda needs plenty of sunlight to maintain its color and form. For indoor growing, place near a sunny window or under a grow light. Use containers with drainage holes and a gritty, well-draining soil that contains coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait to re-water until the soil is completely dry.
Globemaster Allium: The spherical heads of 'Globemaster' can grow up to 15cm across, and they are made up of numerous star-shaped, sterile flowers. These appear in midsummer, and look great in pots, but they can also be woven through a sunny border, dotted in groups among lower-growing perennials that will mask their foliage, which usually dies back before the flowers emerge. Garden care: Enrich the soil with added compost and plant the bulbs 15cm deep. Space them at 25cm intervals to take full advantage of the big flower heads. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged, and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
Osteospermum: Osteospermum is part of the classification called subshrubs. This because of the way they grow in bunches. Some Osteospermum bloom every year in southern climates. It is common in areas that do not have persistent frosts. These hardy and colorful flowers attract butterflies, and are easy to plant and care for. Growing Osteospermum can be easy if you follow a few guidelines. Make sure the soil is well-drained and that your flower bed is in full sun. Having dense soil or soil with little drainage can be a problem. It may contribute to mildew and mold developing within the root system. This can damage your entire Osteospermum garden. Be careful that you are not overwatering. Too much water may also contribute to the destruction of your plants. Osteospermum don't tolerate frost well. If frost occurs, make sure you cover outdoor plants. You will need to plant most Osteospermum every year since they are an annual and will not overwinter well. If you plan to grow from seed, be sure to start them at least six to eight weeks before the last frost. If purchasing established plants, plan to buy them in the early spring. Make sure to wait until the last frost to plant them in the ground if possible. If you plan to propagate your plants at the end of the summer; plan to do so in the early fall, before the first frosts begin. When planting, space the plants eleven inches or more apart in each direction. You may also wish to plant in pots with adequate drainage. Supplement the existing soil with organic fertilizer before planting and use a liquid fertilizer every couple of weeks.
Philodendron: The most common varieties of philodendrons are the climbing type. With heart-shaped leaves and a deep green color, these plants are a wonderful accent in any home setting. Climbing varieties can be trained around windows, up poles, or down the sides of containers. The upright types tend to be larger-leaved and have a more compact habit. Upright varieties are also slower growing but can become quite large if you let them.
True Morels aka. Black Morels: Morel mushrooms, or just morels, are a type of wild mushroom with an earthy, nutty flavor. They have a meaty texture, unlike the more slimy texture of other mushroom varieties. These mushrooms are a highly desired ingredient among chefs and mushroom enthusiasts. The reason? They're only grown in the wild, unlike farmed mushrooms you'll find in the grocery store (crimini, portobello, oyster, etc.)Morels vary greatly in size and appearance. Their shape can range from oblong to bulbous, and their color from blonde to gray. They are easy to distinguish by their exterior, which resembles a honeycomb. The inside of a morel is white and hollow. Although there have been efforts to cultivate morels, they're extremely difficult to farm, meaning they must be foraged and harvested from where they naturally grow. Morels are usually found in wooded areas throughout North America and Europe. Warm and wet conditions are best for growing morel mushrooms.
Sunflowers Are Actually Made Up Hundreds Of Smaller Flowers In Near-Perfect Symmetry. Sunflowers symbolise loyalty, adoration thanks to the myth of Clytie and Apollo. And, because of their association with the sun, sunflowers are well-known for being a happy flower and the perfect bloom for a summer flower delivery to brighten someone's mood! How long do sunflowers take to grow? There are various varieties of sunflowers, and each one will grow at a different rate. On average, though, it takes between 80 and 120 days for a plant to mature and develop seeds. Growing sunflower plants is easy because they're heat tolerant, pest resistant and fast growing. They're native to North America so they can adapt to conditions in most locations. You can use them for cut flowers, leave them on the stalk for a gorgeous outdoor display in your garden, or harvest and eat their seeds.
Victoria Amazonica's Lilypad: Victoria amazonica, commonly called Amazon water lily, royal water lily, giant water lily or Amazon water-platter, is native to quiet shallow waters in tropical South America, including, as the common name suggests, the backwaters of the Amazon River. It is a rhizomatous, floating-leaf, tender aquatic perennial that is noted for the huge size of its yellow-green leaves (4-6 feet in diameter) and its night-blooming (open at dusk and close by noon), pineapple-scented flowers (9-12 inches wide) that bloom in summer.
This Nearly Perfect Dahlia I Spotted At A Local Park. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and Central America. A member of the Compositae (also called Asteraceae) family of dicotyledonous plants, its garden relatives thus include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm (1 ft) ("dinner plate"). This great variety results from dahlias being octoploids—that is, they have eight sets of homologous chromosomes, whereas most plants have only two. In addition, dahlias also contain many transposons—genetic pieces that move from place to place upon an allele—which contributes to their manifesting such great diversity. The stems are leafy, ranging in height from as low as 30 cm (12 in) to more than 1.8–2.4 m (6–8 ft). The majority of species do not produce scented flowers. Like most plants that do not attract pollinating insects through scent, they are brightly colored, displaying most hues, with the exception of blue. The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963. The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. Attempts to introduce the tubers as a food crop in Europe were unsuccessful.
Kalanchoe Succulent Plant: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (also called Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe, Madagascar Widow's-thrill or Flaming Katy). But then, every plant family has its 'colourful' relatives, right? The more common Kalanchoe I know grows well indoors, given judicious watering and good drainage. When its blooms are spent, it can be coaxed into bloom again with a simulated six-week winter. It takes a little effort, but with such bright rewarding blooms, it is worth it.