How to grow Canistrum

Canistrum growing leaf plant bromeliads of the genus Canistrum also known as Mosenia, Canistrum perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color can be: green, purple or black, colors can appears in stripes, leaf linear and sharp in the edge, leaves grow in rosette structure.

Canistrum flower

Flower color white to yellow, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant in crown structure.

Bracts color can be: red, pink, orange, yellow or purple in round color it’s cover the flowers.

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Requirements for Canistrum growing and care:

More than 3C, well-drained soil, humidity, moist, slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order to get the same cultivars should use daughter plant

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Red, pink, orange, yellow or purple bracts that cover small flowers in white or yellow flowers grow in the inner part of the plant in crown structure

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