Plants that love the UAE weather
Plants love beautiful, sunny and warm days, well who doesn’t?
But when these sunny days last most of the year-round, would all plants still love it?
LET’S FIND OUT!
We all know sunlight plays a major role in the growth and development of any plant, as it acts as a source of nutrients and helps with photosynthesis, maintaining the balance of our nature.
Considering the part of the world we live in, where we receive scorching heat, not all plants can thrive to the best of their ability. On the other hand, there are plants that love the sun and especially thrive in these conditions.
Today we will talk about a few of these plants.
Plants that love the UAE weather:
Plumeria’s have the gorgeous power to add a touch of the islands in your backyard. They are native to the warm tropical areas of the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, South America and Mexico. The fragrant flowers appear in clusters, and also at the ends of the branches. Each flower has 5 petals that are around 2 to 3 inches in diameter. They are related to the oleander and don’t have any nectar in them. You can find flowers in white, pink, red, or yellow colors. However, the most common plumeria found are white in color with a yellow center. Plumeria flowers are widely used for making leis and hence the name Hawaiian Lei Flower. Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers yield no nectar, however, and simply trick their pollinators.
Always ensure that the fertilizer you use is high in nitrogen and phosphorous. Use the latter from the early weeks of May. Doing so will help the plants bloom more and more flowers. Avoid watering the plants more than required. This should be done in case the soil becomes really dry.