Q. How do I care for Echium candicans?
Echium candicans likes to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot and fungal issues which cause collapse of the foliage, eventually leading to the plant's demise. This plant does not like too much root disturbance either.
A native of the Canary Islands now widely cultivated in Mediterranean regions of the world, Echium candicans has spikes of blue violet flowers in late winter to early spring.
It can become a large shrub or small tree when planted in the ground and can be a weed in some regions of California and South America.
This plant is sometimes a challenge to cultivate in the northeast U.S. because it seems to dislike hot and humid summers.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service