They are typically grown as a houseplant for their glossy, succulent-like dark green leaves and profuse, long-flowering colourful blossoms. In general, Calandivas are appreciated for their long bloom time, at least 6 weeks, and because they require relatively minimal care. Calandivas are particularly striking because each flower has dozens of petals, instead of the typical 4.
Chrysanthemums are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and the flowers differ between species. Chrysanthemum flowers are one of the most popular flowers in the world, next only to Roses. Chrysanthemums symbolize happiness, joy, love or grief, depending on the colour and the human culture.