General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: Forms clumps 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Heavily spined leaf margins
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, dark purple berries.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Portea
  • Bromeliad

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This looks like Portea by plantladylin Jul 17, 2021 3:32 PM 0

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