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May 13, 2020 7:41 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I'm just now growing this variety, and my 3 plants are budded and one's in bloom. Are these plants evergreen in Vero Beach? Do they tend to bloom all year or just spring till fall? How tall do they get?My understanding is that they are rust-resistant. That's sure a plus.
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May 18, 2020 4:33 AM CST
Name: ed
lake worth florida (Zone 10b)
For me in the west palm area, mine has dropped leaves in winter if it gets in the 40's but leafs out quick, blooms most of the year. No rust problem. It grows tall and narrow. I have let mine grow to about 4' and kept cutting it back each spring to get a "standard" shape. The Breakers hotel in Palm beach has them in their front drive and I'm guessing they are about 12-15' tall.I find it an easy plant to grow, blooms if I fertilize and blooms if I don't, pretty much ignore it and it grows fine.
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May 18, 2020 7:43 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Thank you so much for the info., Ed. I've taken the first 3 cuttings from these newly rooted plants and in a month or so, I'll be able to add this variety to my line-up. I like the dark green, uniquely shaped leaves and the flowers, even though they are not fragrant.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 18, 2020 5:09 PM CST
Name: ed
lake worth florida (Zone 10b)
you're welcome, I'm only speaking from my experience with growing it. I got it as a cutting from a friend and forgot about it for over a year and it was growing.
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May 18, 2020 5:29 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Things, tropical plants (and certainly weeds), seem to grow well down here, huh? Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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