Canary Pine Tree is an unique relict species which occurs on all Western Canary islands and Gran Canaria at an altitude of some 600m to 1.900m and has very long needle leaves and a brownish-red, fire resistant bark on older specimens. Its' next relative is endemic to the Himalayas, whereas this subgenus within the pine tree family had become extinct in Europe during the last glacial era. A good container plant for any well drained, rocky soil with only few chalky soil (i.e. loam) added. Keep plants rather dry and in full sun throughout the year. Not reliable winter hardy, best grown under frostfree conditions at a minimum of some 5°C in winter.
Sow seeds flat in any very well drained, rather inorganic soil (i.e. on a basis of lava or crushed sand). Keep pots at some 5°C to 10° at night and some 20°C to 35°C at day. These oscilliating temperatures will significantly enhance the germination process. Keep seedlings always in full sun and slightly drier in winter.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
7 seeds per package.