The owners of the nurseries participating in the 41st International Flower Show, currently held in Tishreen Garden in Damascus, allocated a large area of their pavilions to display the plants of thistles and succulents that are characterized by their tolerance of thirst and their growth in a dry climate.
Alaa Manzuri, supervising one of the pavilions, explained to SANA that allocating a large area for thistles came in response to the desire of many visitors to the exhibition and those interested in plants, as they suit our environment on the one hand, live for a long time and need little water and are of many types, noting that they display about 250 new types of thistles within its pavilion. Visitors know it and how to take care of it.
My perspective pointed out that the most requested type of succulents is the aloe vera of all kinds, which is characterized by its storage of water and its growth in non-humid soils, in addition to the presence of a medicinal benefit for the gel in its leaves.
In turn, Khaled Askar, a participant in the exhibition, considered that many visitors buy a small pot of succulents, including aloe vera, to present as a gift for the beauty of its scenery and its suitability for homes, offices and hotels, pointing out that there are studies that concluded that cacti are plants that absorb polluting gases and radiation in the atmosphere.
Askar indicated that working in the field of plants in general, cacti and succulents has a good return because of the presence of medicinal types of them, their diversity, and their entry into the field of ornamental as well.
For his part, Fouad Qanayeh, a participant in the exhibition from Lattakia, noted the interest in the exhibition in terms of buying ornamental plants of all kinds, attributing the demand to buy cacti for their appropriate prices according to the size of the plant and its lack of water and light significantly.
And the international flower exhibition, which is held by the Ministry of Tourism and Damascus Governorate, started on the 18th of this July and will continue until the third of next August.
A number of cut flower producers, flower production companies, companies that deal with equipment for nurseries, beekeepers, rose products, medicinal and aromatic plant products will participate in the exhibition. The number of participating pavilions reaches 60 pavilions and 17 green areas.