What is the rarest orange flower?

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In this article, we will talk about one of the rarest orange plants in the world. Stay with us

LOTUS BERTHELOTII

Botanical name: Lotus berthelotii

Origin: The parrot beak was classified after 1884. Captain Cook discovered it on his famous voyage to the South Seas.

Origin: Rarely found in America and the Canary Islands

LOTUS BERTHELOTII

The parrot’s beak is the rarest flower in the world. This plant grows easily and is up to 4–8 feet tall and wide.

 Grow it in a container and bring it indoors every winter. It thrives in a sunny room, provided the weather is not too dry.

In addition, it gets full or half sun. Hot air is better in hotter areas at noon. 

It may also be orange, yellow, or red. Most lotus species bloom in spring, summer, or autumn, or on cool nights.

lotus species bloom in spring

What is the rarest orange flower?

The white version is rarely available in America.

Other names: Heineken berthelotii, Lotus peliorhynchus

Common names: pigeon’s beak, lotus, parrot’s beak

Family: It belongs to the Fagaceae family.

Origin: Native to Cape Verde and the Canary Islands. The entire origin of this genus is in regions with moderate climates.

Heineken berthelotii, Lotus peliorhynchus

Quality: For growing in the ground, it is optimal to cover a large area as a cover or in a pot to adopt a very decorative hanging style.

It is also very suitable for low-maintenance and rocky gardens, even near the sea.

Description: It is a sub-shrub with climbing or creeping stems and agile and simple growth. 

It has a very open shape, and the stems are covered with narrow, thin, very divided, alternate, light green leaves with a bluish color and a very fine texture.

Flowers appear in mid-spring and continue throughout most of the summer.

Flowering period: Flowers appear in mid-spring and continue throughout most of the summer.

Flower: Flowering is one of its special features due to its resemblance to a bird’s beak. It can be found in red, yellow, and orange colors.

Situation: Tolerates normal conditions in full sun but prefers some shade in summer. It needs a lot of light, so it does not grow well indoors.

large clumps can be divided in the spring

Uniqueness: large clumps can be divided in the spring, the root parts prepared with some foliage, and planted in individual pots.

Watering: The soil should be kept slightly moist from spring to autumn and allowed to dry a little between one watering and the next, watering sporadically in winter.

Special care: This plant tends to grow disproportionately, so it is recommended to regularly pinch or cut it, this will increase flowering and more intensive growth.

A small amount of cactus fertilizer

Fertilization: A small amount of cactus fertilizer, once a month between spring and summer.

Propagation: Propagation of this plant is not a problem since it is simple and is done using stem cuttings.

It is usually done in the summer but can be done in other warm periods. It is also possible to propagate through seeds.

Propagation of this plant is not a problem since it is simple and is done using stem cuttings.

  Main features

This type of plant is creeping but has relatively wide growth. Its height can be between 20 and 25 cm. 

It has compound leaves and consists of 3 or 5 needle-shaped leaflets.

Leaves can be bluish-green or silver-green. This color of the leaves gives them more ornamental value.

Most of the plants that are used for decoration have this main feature: they have good colors thanks to their flowers. 

Therefore, these are plants that can be decorated only at certain times of the year.

  Main features

In this case, we can have our plant without flowers and still have a good decoration. 

The leaflets that bear the leaves are rather distinctive; they are only 1 or 2 cm long and covered with fine silvery hairs that give them a distinctive color.

But when the flowering time comes, the beauty of this plant increases greatly. It blooms from spring through late summer and even early fall.

Flowers grow in groups on terminal stems. They are orange, reddish, or red, although there are also some flowering plants that combine colors such as yellow and orange, which are usually very showy and long-lived.

It blooms from spring through late summer and even early fall.

The shape of the flowers resembles a bird’s beak, which is why Bertolotti’s lotus is also known as a parrot’s beak. These flowers are not very big and are only between 2 and 4 cm long.

Conclusion:

the Lotus berthelotii, or Bertolotti’s lotus, stands out as one of the rarest and most intriguing orange plants in the world.

With its unique bird-like flowers and distinctive foliage, it adds a touch of exotic elegance to any garden or indoor space.

the Lotus berthelotii, or Bertolotti's lotus

Despite its rarity, this plant is surprisingly easy to grow and care for, making it a delightful addition to both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

Whether cascading from a hanging basket or climbing on a trellis, the parrot’s beak is sure to captivate with its beauty and charm.

So, consider adding this extraordinary plant to your collection and enjoy the wonder it brings year after year.

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