Can’t locate the plant Echium Candicans

Question From: 
louise mcqueen in  Sandgate,  brisbane QLD


Nature of problem: 
Can’t locate the plant Echium Candicans


Type of Plant (if known): 
Echium Candicans


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
just trying to locate a plant


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
raised garden bed contained by block work with steel cladding. Soil is dark but closer to clay than anything clumps together when wet


How often do you water the plant:
haven’t planted it yet


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
4- 5 hours


What type of plant is it:
Echium Candicans


How long since you planted it:
am still looking for it


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
Out doors


What other treatments have you given the plant: 
still looking for it

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Other Comments: 
Hi there, I’m wondering if anyone can tell me where I could buy an Echium Candicans plant or seeds. I have been searching for 2 years, obviously in all the wrong places, and I’m still unable to locate any of the plant varieties. I live in Sandgate in Brisbane. Thankyou for your help.


Answer:  Hi Louise,  Try Googling “Buy Echium candicans” i did and found quite a few suppliers. This plant, known as the ‘Pride of Madiera’ usually flowers a deep China blue-purple, but both pink and white varieties are around.  Don