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Pitcairnia

Pitcairnia spp.

Pitcairnia smithiorum 20090111 by Bocabroms (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H3-H1b

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

70cm

10cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pitcairnia Overview

The genus Pitcairnia comprises almost 300 species of very variable bromeliads, many of which occur in dry, rocky areas of Mexico, Central and South America. Their leaves may be linear or lance-shaped, often with smooth or spiny margins. Their bell-shaped flowers, which occur in a range of colours – from white, yellow, orange, green or red – make them a popular choice for growing outdoors as well as under glass.

Common problems with Pitcairnia

How to propagate Pitcairnia

Seed

Division

Offsets or division in spring.

Special features of Pitcairnia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Pitcairnia

Grown for their overall appearance.