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Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii)
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Biennial plant from the slopes of the volcano Teide on Tenerife with an impressive, red inflorescence that can reach up to 3 meters tall.

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€ 3,50
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Common name:
Tower of Jewels

Tenerife, Canary Islands

The Tower of Jewels is an impressive plant from the slopes of the volcano Teide on Tenerife. It is a biennial plant that makes a rosette in the first year, and in the second year produces an impressive inflorescence with hundreds of pink-red flowers that reaches a height of three meters. The plant prefers a sunny site and can withstand temperatures up to 5 degrees below zero. Remove the plant at lower temperatures to a spot inside.

Germination instructions:
Seeds can be planted in a cold greenhouse and are sown in the spring, during which the temperature in daytime attains around 20-25 degrees Celsius, and cool overnight at 5-10 degrees Celsius. At a constant temperature, the germination is slowed down. Therefore, fluctuation is important. Use sowing mix and provide sufficient light and a constantly moist soil. Germination usually occurs after two to four weeks, but some seeds require a couple of months. 

Sowing time:
January - April

Photo 2: FarOutFlora via Flickr 

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Guido D. - 20-03-2015 21:49

Gezaaid binnenshuis in turfpotjes februari 2014. Bijna allemaal gekiemd ! Met potjes verplant in grotere pot, ze zijn uitgegroeid tot mooie planten van ongeveer 50 cm groot. Overwinterd in serre. Beginnen nu sterk te groeien. In spanning wachten of ze zullen bloeien !

Sylvia - 31-01-2015 12:35

zaden zijn allemaal uitgekomen! gewoon boven de verwarming. na 1 week begonnen de eerste zaden al te kiemen.

Onszaden - 04-02-2013 11:41

Scherp! Inderdaad foutief aangegeven, ik heb het aangepast. De plant komt van oorsprong inderdaad voor op de hellingen van de Teide.

M. de Waal - 04-02-2013 10:51


Volgens mij zie je op de achtergrond op de foto de Teide,en die ligt op Tenerife.Geen Australie dus.

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