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)
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: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pink with blue tips
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Plant is monocarpic, it flowers once and then dies.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Bromeliad
  • Matchstick Plant

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Location: Tampa FL
Date: January 2020
Location: Tampa FL
Date: January 2020 
Flower bract Close-up
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: Holmes Beach FL
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 2019-05-25

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