Portea (Portea petropolitana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
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: Dark purple
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
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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June 2019 Bromeliads by ScotTi Jul 6, 2019 7:06 AM 137
Full Sun Bromeliads by Esperanza Feb 13, 2019 6:37 AM 15
Plant/Flower ID? by mfinkel Jun 22, 2018 6:49 AM 3
Bromeliad ID's needed by plantladylin Jun 20, 2016 9:36 PM 6
Let's see what else we're growing, 2016 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 1, 2017 4:46 PM 1,398
Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034
What's in your Garden February to beginning Oct. 2014 by Ted5310 Oct 16, 2014 9:17 AM 330
What's in Your Garden, March, April, May, June, July 2013 by hawkarica Aug 19, 2013 6:51 PM 190
Show Us Your Garden 23, May 2012 by hawkarica Jun 2, 2012 4:14 PM 148
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