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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial 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: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Kelly-green with white margins, bright pink blush when grown in high light.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Epiphytic
Parentage: Unknown

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Common names
  • Bromeliad
Also sold as:
  • 'Raphael'

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