Some plants can survive for decades without water. The Joshua tree can go up to 2 years without water.

Like humans, plants recognize other plants 🪴of their species.

The oldest plants on Earth are seaweeds.

Did you know that sunflowers 🌻 turn their heads to follow the sun across the sky? This cool behavior is called heliotropism and helps them grow big and strong!

Basil is a herb that is often paired with tomatoes. They make a perfect match in dishes like pasta and salads because they taste so good together!

Mint is a super cool herb because it can make your mouth feel cold when you eat it. That’s why it’s used in things like toothpaste and chewing gum to give a fresh feeling!

Potatoes 🥔 were the first vegetable to be grown in space!

Did you know that herbs oregano is often used to flavor pizza 🍕? It’s one of the reasons pizza smells so delicious!

The most nutritious fruit in the world is avocado 🥑. The least nutritious vegetable is a cucumber 🥒.

The largest water lily was recorded in the Amazon River.

The smallest flower in the world is duckweed.

The first plant that blossomed and produced seeds in space in the absence of gravity was Arabidopsis.

Plants in Numbers

80 000

In total, there are more than 80,000 edible plants 🌱 on Earth. And guess what? We eat about 30 of them.

4843 years old

The oldest tree in the world is the sequoia and it is located in the USA 🇺🇸 , in the state of California. Could you guess its age? It is 4,843 years old!!

66 average men

The height of the tallest tree in the world is around 113 метрів (or 371 feet)! It is like the height of 66 average men! It is also located in California, USA.

Did you know?

Did you know that giving a flower bouquet is like sending a special message without using any words? Each flower has its own meaning—for example, red roses say “I love you,” while yellow sunflowers mean happiness. So, a bouquet is like a secret code that can make someone smile!

Some flowers, like the stinky corpse flower, have a really bad smell. They use this smell to attract flies and beetles for pollination instead of bees or butterflies.

Flowers come in all colors of the rainbow, but did you know that some flowers can change colors? For example, hydrangeas can change from pink to blue depending on the soil they grow in!

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The Earth is home to an estimated 8.7 million species, although many more are yet to be discovered.

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