Echium brevirame

Echium brevirame

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Echium brevirame
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Houseplant
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Echium brevirame is endemic to the Canary island of La Palma. A strongly branching, low woody shrub, it bears narrow, spiny, leathery leaves and compact inflorescences of pure white, narrow flowers. It’s ideal for growing in a conservatory or greenhouse, and may be moved to a sheltered, sunny patio in summer.

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Grow Echium brevirame in well-drained, nutrient-poor soil such as cactus compost, in full sun. Water sparingly in summer and keep dry in winter. Take care when handling as the sap can cause skin irritation and the whole plant is toxic if eaten.

How to grow Echium Brevirame

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Echium Brevirame and wildlife

Echium brevirame has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Echium Brevirame poisonous?

Echium brevirame can be toxic. Its sap is toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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