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Original price Rs. 45.00
Original price Rs. 45.00 - Original price Rs. 45.00
Original price Rs. 45.00
Current price Rs. 30.00
Rs. 30.00 - Rs. 30.00
Current price Rs. 30.00

Antirrhinum majus, commonly known as snapdragon, is a flowering plant species that belongs to the family Plantaginaceae. It is a popular ornamental plant widely cultivated in gardens and landscapes for its attractive, colorful flowers and distinctive shape. Here is a description of the Antirrhinum majus plant:

  1. Appearance: Snapdragons are herbaceous annual or perennial plants, depending on the variety. They typically grow to a height of about 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 centimeters) and have a vertical, erect growth habit. The plant has a sturdy, branched stem with lance-shaped, glossy green leaves that are arranged oppositely along the stem.

  2. Flowers: The most striking feature of Antirrhinum majus is its unique, snap-like flowers. The flowers are bilaterally symmetrical and come in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple. Some varieties may have bicolored flowers with different hues on the upper and lower petals. The flowers are tubular and have a mouth that opens wide, resembling a dragon's mouth, which is where the common name "snapdragon" originates.

  3. Flowering season: Snapdragons typically bloom in late spring to early summer, but with some varieties, the flowering period may extend into fall. The length of the flowering season depends on the climate and growing conditions.

  4. Growing conditions: Antirrhinum majus prefers well-draining soil and thrives in full sunlight. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and pH levels but generally prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil. Adequate watering is essential for healthy growth and flowering. In hot climates, providing some shade during the hottest part of the day can help prevent stress on the plant.

  5. Uses: Snapdragons are commonly used as ornamental plants in flower beds, borders, and containers. Their vibrant flowers and unique shape make them an attractive addition to any garden or landscape. They also make excellent cut flowers for floral arrangements and bouquets.

  6. Propagation: Snapdragons can be propagated from seeds, which are easily available in nurseries and garden centers. Sow the seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost or directly in the garden after the danger of frost has passed. The seeds germinate relatively quickly and can be transplanted outdoors once the seedlings are sturdy enough.

  7. Maintenance: Antirrhinum majus is generally low-maintenance. Deadheading (removing faded flowers) can encourage continuous blooming. Regular watering and occasional fertilization can promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.

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