6 Mind-Blowing Flower Facts!
Flowers are a great way to remind your special ones that how special they are. If you haven’t sent flowers to your special ones you can now send flowers to Israel online. The flowers are highly impactful, beautiful and full of amazing fun facts.
You might already know some of these facts and others you may just learn about today, either way, you can never know enough fun flower facts.
We see flowers daily yet we are not aware of the visual and emotional well-being they have. They have an amazing appeal and history. Let’s jump right into these mind-blowing flower facts.
6. Sleep With Gerbera Daisies
As we all know that we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. There are some other gasses which are very toxic and can be fatal some times. So here is the fun fact related to the flowers.
If you place gerbera daisies next to your bed you have a better night’s sleep. The reason behind this is that gerberas emit oxygen and absorb carbon monoxide and toxins at night, this was said to be especially helpful for anyone suffering from sleep apnea.
5. Roses Are Related To Fruit & Almonds
Roses share a deep relation with almonds, apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, and pears. Roses have rose hips which are a berry fruit in some roses. Rose hips are used to make vital food items like jellies or teas as they are loaded with Vitamin C.
4. Tulips Bulbs Were Used As Food Source.
Although this flower is commonly known it’s important to know why tulip bulbs were eaten. It was not because tulip bulbs were delicious, however, they were eaten because of hunger and food shortage. During World War II tulip bulbs were eaten. The tulip bulbs taste awful and dry. Some families used tulips as a replacement of onions.
3. Broccoli Is A Flower
We know broccoli as food but We do not think of broccoli as a flower nor do most florists display broccoli in their floral cooler for sale. However, broccoli, in fact, is a flower. Broccoli is harvested before the flower buds fully open. And it is eaten as a vegetable before it turns to the flower. Maybe it’s time we start incorporating broccoli in floral arrangements.
2. Sunflowers Saved Lives
We all know sunflowers for cooking oils. But surprisingly sunflower stems were used to fill life jackets. After the Chernobyl disaster floating sunflower rafts have been used to clean up water contamination. Up to 95% radioactivity was removed by sunflowers by drawing the contaminants out of the water. This is a stunning fact that you might not have heard before.
1. Daffodils Used As Currency
We all work for some companies and we all get paid. That too in the currency prevailing in that country. But Prince Charles is paid in Daffodils. He is paid one daffodil a year as rent for his lands on the Island of Scilly and off the coast of Cornwall. A surprising fact indeed.
If you know more surprising facts about the flowers then don’t forget to share in the comments section below.