Common name: Pitcainia maidifolia
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 1 meter
Exposure: bright in hazy sunlight
Plant type: indoor plant
Flower color: white
Soil type: draining, compost for bromeliads
Use: outdoor in summer, veranda, greenhouse
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A perennial tropical plant of the bromeliad family, it grows naturally in South American countries and in forests with a mild and humid climate.
The plant produces a dense tuft of leaves in the center of which appears a reddish bract covered with white flowers.
In temperate climates, it can be grown in pots outdoors during the hottest periods but should be brought indoors when the outdoor temperature drops below 10°C for long periods.
Outdoors, the plant can reach a height of 1 meter including inflorescence, indoors it will reach a height of 50 centimeters.