Bromeliad (Aechmea lueddemanniana 'Mend')

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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: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Green, albo-marginated in white; turning bright pinkish-red when grown in high light.
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: Tampa FL
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-07-19Flowers followed by white berries turning pale lilac-blue at matu
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-03-02The beginning of a bloom
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-04-04
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Location: Tampa FLDate: 2018-06-03
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Posted by ScotTi (Tampa FL (Westchase)) on Mar 12, 2017 12:41 PM

The name is derived from (M) Mildred Merkel, (E) Edward Ensign who had sown the seed, (N) Julian Nally who gave the seed to Ensign, and (D) in memory of Ralph Davis.

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