Turn On And Tune In To The Bright White Lights

|Whitfieldia longifolia bloom detail|

|Whitfieldia longifolia bloom detail|

Can you feel the fuzz?  Can you taste the tone of electric white?  Pure as the driven snow in the form of blazingly brisk, crisp, and clean blossoms.  May I present to you Whitfieldia longifolia from Africa.  Now this plant, commonly referred to as White Candles, seems to be as rare as a blue moon but don't let that stop you from feeling its fever of fabulousness!

|Whitfieldia longifolia bud detail|

|Whitfieldia longifolia bud detail|

This shrub can grow up to 3 feet tall and wider if you let it.  Outdoors it likes living in warm temps no colder than the lower 50's fahrenheit or 10's celsius.  In climates where temps can get cooler it really prefers to be indoors where it can shine as a sophisticated specimen.  Give it a partial sun or shady situation, fertile, well-draining soil, and regular water.  It produces snowy spires up to 4 inches tall covered in fuzzy buds that hold frosty flared trumpets of amazingness.  When Whitfieldia longifolia flowers, which it seems to do most of the time, it tends to engulf the plant in a blissfully blinding blizzard of bloom atop lushly luxurious green growth.

|Whitfieldia longifolia foliage detail|

|Whitfieldia longifolia foliage detail|

I really find the flower and feel of this plant to be a bit breathtaking.  It creates an aura so pure, so exhilarating, so positively charged.  Check it out.  If you can find it, give it a go and bask in its blizzard of beauty.