How is it and what type of care you need the tajinaste del Teide?

Tajinaste rojo

The tajinaste del Teide is a plant very curious that it produces an inflorescence that can measure 1 to 3 meters. For this reason, there are many people who want to enjoy it in your garden, since it also does not require much care.

If you’re one of them, then I will explain to you everything you have to know about it, the tajinaste is endemic to the Canary Islands 🙂 .

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is a biennial plant endemic to the Canary Islands, whose scientific name is Echium wildpretii. Forms a rosette of leaves linear-lanceolate, to 30 by 2 cm, leathery. The flowers are red coral and are grouped in an inflorescence erect measured from 1 meter to 3 meters in height, which appears in the second year. The fruits are dry and do not open at maturity, apiculados and irregularly tuberculados.

Its growth rate is fairly fast if the conditions are right, so let’s see how to get the tajinaste del Teide is beautiful.

How do you care for?

If you want to get a copy, we recommend you provide the following care:

  • Location: it is important that you are on the outside, in full sun.
  • Earth:
    • Pot: culture substrate universal mixed with perlite in equal parts.
    • Garden: the soil must have good drainage. If it were not so, it is advisable to make a hole 50x50cm and fill it with pómice mixed with 30% topsoil.
  • Watering: 2-3 times per week in summer and less the rest of the year.
  • Paid: from spring to summer with a fertilizer specific for flowering plants.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in the spring. Direct sowing in seedbed.
  • Time of planting or transplanting: in the spring, when the risk of frost has passed.
  • Hardiness: it is resistant to cold and frost to -4C.

Tajinaste rojo

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The article How it is and what type of care you need the tajinaste del Teide? has been originally published in Gardening On.

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