Rainbow Eucalyptus: what determines its particular color?

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Rainbow Eucalyptus: what determines its particular color?

Rainbow Eucalyptus is one of the most amazing trees that can be admired in nature. The particular and colorful color is given by the detachment of some pieces of bark which occurs at different times. The innermost part of the stem is bright green, darkens with time and takes on shades of blue and purple, up to brown and orange.

This Eucalyptus species is grown for the production of wood to be processed into colored paper. The rainbow eucalyptus originates from the rainforests of Mindanao, the southernmost and easternmost island of the Philippines, and can be found elsewhere in Indonesia, Hawaii or Papua-New Guinea.

This tree prefers a tropical climate, fears intense frost and requires a lot of humidity. It can be successfully grown in South Florida, or in areas in South Texas and Southern California, but in this case it is arguably more challenging and less spontaneous.

What plant is eucalyptus and where is it found in nature

Eucalyptus trees are evergreen. The Eucalyptus regnans species in Australia can even exceed 90 meters. The stem has a smooth bark. The flower is formed by a closed cup-shaped goblet that detaches with the flowering; the fruit is capsule-shaped with many small seeds inside.

Of the numerous species classified, only about sixty are also of economic interest and all come from the coastal areas of Australia, areas characterized by a mild climate and abundant rainfall. The prevalent uses of eucalyptus species concern the pharmacological and phytotherapeutic use of essential oil, the use of wood as firewood or firewood or for the manufacture of paper, the preparation of protective preparations.

The active ingredients are present in the leaves that are dried and preserved, then used for internal use in infusion, for external use in fumigations. The preparation of eucalyptus-based candies or tablets for coughs and bronchi and also the use of essential oil to be vaporized in environments or in aerosol preparations is very widespread.

Eucalyptus is indicated to thin and eliminate bronchial secretions, as a treatment for fever and to combat asthma. It is recommended against inflammation of the urogenital and intestinal tract. It also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties and is indicated against rheumatism; as an insecticide it can be useful for eliminating parasites, stimulates the immune system and is anti-neuralgic.