Pride of Madeira is fairly drought-tolerant. If you do notice the flower heads drooping in hot weather, or the foliage appearing to dry out, water at the base of the shrub to revive it. Generally speaking, watering regularly during the flowering season will ensure the blooms stay bright and vibrant.
How long do Pride of Madeira live?
about 5 years
Pride of Madeira also tends to reseed itself. While requiring some additional upkeep, this trait provides free pups to replace this short-lived shrub. Typical lifespan is about 5 years.
How do you prune a Madeira plant?
Quote from video: So sound a matter of coming through after the flowers have finished and snipping them off just at the point where there's some new healthy foliage go through the whole plant.
What soil do Echiums like?
The soil needs to be well-drained to prevent the roots from rotting. You will not need to prepare the soil too much before adding a seedling or new seeds. Echium plants are known to survive even in well-drained barren soil in the wild and grow well even with sandy soil in gardens.