Echium Wildpretii * Tower Of Jewels * Snake Head * Rare Beauty * Exotic 10 Seeds
Echium wildpretii is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is an herbaceousbiennial plant that grows up to 3 m (10 ft) in height. The species is endemic to the island of Tenerife, and is found mainly in Las Cañadas del Teide. Tower of Jewels - is a rare beauty with a stunning 6 to 9 foot tower of flowers. The massive stalk contains hundreds of blooms in eye-opening cerise-pink, which attract birds and bees all spring. The plant grows in the subalpine zone of the ravines of Mount Teide. It requires a lot of sun and is found in arid and dry conditions, but it tolerates frost down to -5 C. The blooms are grouped in clusters which open in waves, for a long show of color. This vivid shade is quite unique for Echiums. Each 5-petaled bloom is tipped with white anthers, which make the "jewels" sparkle! The plant usually dies after flowering, leaving behind many seeds. This was an endangered species not long ago, but it's making a comeback on the Canary Islands thanks to efforts to save it. This plant can be used as a garden ornamental where it may be intolerant to a low temperatures. grows well in a large pot. It needs fast-draining, rocky soil, such as cactus soil.
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