General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Bromeliad

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Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2016-12-26
Young plant
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-04-13
Several plants and offshoots in a hanging basket.

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