This bromeliad sends up sturdy stems from lower-growing rosettes, holding nodding lime-green flowers that emerge from dusky purple calyces. The flowers are arranged alternatingly up the stems, as many as fifteen. Supposedly flowers one year after planting, but I don't know how long it takes from tiny seedling stage: my littluns have barely grown since germinating a month ago.
||well drained soil, drought-tolerant
||germinate at room temperature; exposure to light likely helpful
detailed seed-starting info below
We're just trying this plant for the first time this year; it
hasn't found a permanent place in our gardens yet.
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- Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (16d; 3%G, 15d) - 70F with light (90%G, 3-11d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (good G, 17-20d)
Seedlings stay at minute two-leaf stage for a long time.
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January 23, 2021