To buy, sell or swap plants with other growers near you and use our full service please log in or sign up free.

Pitcairnia Genus

 

Sell/swap a plant
in this genus

List here any Pitcairnia plant not found in the Plant Finder

Plant Placeholder

General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pitcairnia genus. This genus consists of evergreen, rosette-forming perennials, which are grown for their overall appearance. They are frost tender, min 10C. and will need semi-shade with well drained soil. You can propagate by offsets or division in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Epiphytics

Origin

Mexico, C & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

Cultivation

Some of the species with prefer full sun while others (the evergreen species) partial-shad. They all need well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds or by division of the rhizomes.

Propagation

Offsets or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects and mealy bugs.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Sorry. No results found. Please adjust your search…

    To view Pitcairnia plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

    Get started & find out why
    Open your garden for Thrive
    • Rhubarb
    • Watering
    • Digging
    • Sunflower
    • Potting
    • Grass

    “It’s not just gardening,
    it makes us healthier and happier”

    Production v5.2.0 (5b9e0d2)