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Pitcairnia andreana

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Features

  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow

Description

Pitcairnia andreana. This species is a perennial herb with leaves that are linear to lanceolate and 35cm they have a white scaly underside. The showy flowers are orange to yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Mexico, C & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division of the rhizomes.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects and mealy bugs.

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