What Is A Stock Flower?
A stock plant is a type of flowering plant that is grown in large quantities for its flowers alone. These plants are usually used to decorate homes or other buildings, but they are not generally meant to produce their own food. For example, most Christmas trees are made from pine trees which have been cut down and stacked into huge piles so that the tree’s branches will form a perfect shape.
Stock plants are often grown for decorative purposes, but they may also be grown for medicinal or industrial uses. They are typically grown in large numbers because they provide a high yield of flowers with minimal labor required. If these plants were cultivated only once every few years, the amount of work involved would greatly increase.
The term “stock” refers to any plant that produces its own food and does not require human intervention to do so. Some examples include:
Christmas Trees (Pines) – These plants grow in massive amounts in order to produce a great quantity of beautiful white flowers. However, these trees are also grown for their wood which is then used in making furniture, musical instruments, etc.
Gardenias – These flowers are popular all around the world and can be found in almost any flower shop. They are known for having a sweet smell, and they are also grown for their seeds which are used in a variety of different dishes.
Stock flowers are typically grown in greenhouses or large fields to ensure that they receive enough sunlight to grow properly. Other factors such as soil quality, proximity to water sources, and climate are also important when choosing where to start a new batch of stock plants. Most of these plants can only be grown from seeds or cuttings, but a few species can also be propagated through division or budding.
What Are The Different Types Of Stock Flowers?
There are many different types of stock plants that are used for decorative or industrial purposes. A few of the most common stock plants include:
Baby’s Breath – This type of stock plant has clusters of small white flowers that are often used in wedding bouquets or as filler.
Carnations – Carnations are popular around the world for a wide variety of reasons. These flowers can be found in red, white, pink, orange, and even purple. Some people also enjoy eating the petals after they’ve died.
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Precision flowering of regal pelargoniums (pelargonium xdomesticum) by JR Oglevee, R Craig – US Patent 4,897,957, 1990 – Google Patents
Effects of CO2 on carnation stock plants by KL Goldsberry – Colo. Flower Growers Assoc. Bull, 1966 – hortscans.ces.ncsu.edu
An Effect of Gibberellic Acid on the Flowering of Xanthium, a Short Day Plant. by RG Lincoln, KC Hamner – Plant Physiology, 1958 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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