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The name for a group of flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves.
Plants that grow in the manner described above are described as epiphytic. They include some orchids and many bomeliads.
Refers to a 'leggy' plant with pale leaves, caused by inadequate light conditions. See Drawn.
A plant with leaves that remain green and alive all year round.
Describes soil that's loose, crumbly and easily cultivable. Perfect for sowing and planting.
An abnormal growth or swelling on a plant, caused by insect attack, fungi or bacteria.
Like a globe, spherical. Often used to describe plant organs.
The tiny, barbed spines or bristles found on the areoles of some cacti and other plants.
The secretion of gums or resins by some plants, especially fruit trees and conifers, when cut.
Plants able to withstand cold conditions, without protection.