ALL ABOUT PLANTS
Vanessa Villanueva
PLANT SURVIVAL
 Pollination
 Nearly eighty percent of all crop pollination comes
from honeybees.
 Why plants grow nuts ...
DIFFERENT TYPES OF
ADAPTATIONS
 Desert plants
 Store water in leaves
 Long root stems
 Grassland plants
 Trees with t...
PLANTS THAT ATTRACT
BENEFICIAL INSECTS
 Once you identify the pests in your garden or field, you can
choose the natural b...
DROUGHT TOLERANT
PLANTS
 Mediterranean plants and natives are drought tolerant,
which help conserve water
 California Bu...
MEDICINAL PLANTS
 Some great alternatives over medicine:
 Hollyhock
 Alfalfa
 Catnip
 Aloes
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POISONOUS PLANTS
 Many plants grown inside and outside of the home have
poisonous properties
 Daphne- berries
 Mistleto...
PLANTS THAT CLEAN UP
THE AIR INDOORS
 One houseplant for every 100 square feet of living space for
optimum effectiveness
...
MULTIPLE USES PLANTS
 Pomegranate- drought tolerant and edible fruit.
 Coconut palm- food, drinks, fibers, building mate...
FIRE RESISTANT
 Some fire retardant plants include:
 European olive
 Heavenly Bamboo
 Manzanita
 Deer Resistant plant...
GREYWATER FILTERING
PLANTS
 Tolerant of wet conditions
 Keep their leaves all year
 Greywater is filtered by the soil a...
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  1. 1. ALL ABOUT PLANTS Vanessa Villanueva
  2. 2. PLANT SURVIVAL  Pollination  Nearly eighty percent of all crop pollination comes from honeybees.  Why plants grow nuts and fruits:  To attract animals and humans to consume them  Animal dispersal  Wind dispersal  Floating in water  Some plants “shoot” seeds out of the pods 2
  3. 3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADAPTATIONS  Desert plants  Store water in leaves  Long root stems  Grassland plants  Trees with thick bark  wind pollinated  Water plants  Flexible stems  Roots needed for anchorage 3
  4. 4. PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BENEFICIAL INSECTS  Once you identify the pests in your garden or field, you can choose the natural biological controls  Dill almost attracts every kind of beneficial insect  Sweet alyssum attracts beneficial hoverflies  13 predatory beneficial insects are attracted to the crape myrtle to feed on the aphids. 4
  5. 5. DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS  Mediterranean plants and natives are drought tolerant, which help conserve water  California Buckeye  White Rock Rose  Dusty Miller  Lavender  Lupine  Rosemary 5
  6. 6. MEDICINAL PLANTS  Some great alternatives over medicine:  Hollyhock  Alfalfa  Catnip  Aloes 6
  7. 7. POISONOUS PLANTS  Many plants grown inside and outside of the home have poisonous properties  Daphne- berries  Mistletoe- berries  Oleander- leaves and branches  Potato- any green parts 7
  8. 8. PLANTS THAT CLEAN UP THE AIR INDOORS  One houseplant for every 100 square feet of living space for optimum effectiveness  These remove Benzene:  English Ivy  Gerbera Daisy  Peace Lily  Remove Formaldehyde:  Golden Pothos  Boston Fern  Spider Plant 8
  9. 9. MULTIPLE USES PLANTS  Pomegranate- drought tolerant and edible fruit.  Coconut palm- food, drinks, fibers, building materials  Sunflower seeds- oil, medicine, animal feed, snack 9
  10. 10. FIRE RESISTANT  Some fire retardant plants include:  European olive  Heavenly Bamboo  Manzanita  Deer Resistant plants include:  Lavender  Oleander  Geranium 10
  11. 11. GREYWATER FILTERING PLANTS  Tolerant of wet conditions  Keep their leaves all year  Greywater is filtered by the soil and by plants  Some greywater filtering plants include:  Cattail  Canna lily  Water Hyacinth has an incredible capability of filtering waste water 11
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