I want to grow Bromeliads

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Panama Pete
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Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Post by Panama Pete » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:17 pm

How did you get on Cordy with the bromeliads in the end?


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Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Post by Alexander » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:51 am

I have Tillandsia usneoides here from Wilmington, North Carolina. In that area it can get -8 C in winter for a short period. And maybe even colder.

Well its in an unheated polytunnel but when a real frost will occur I will move it to a warmer place.

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Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Post by Panama Pete » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:46 pm

Ive got quite a few bromeliads now. Awsome plants but pricey


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Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Post by JoelR » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Some bromeliads are quite fast from seed. I've grown Puyas, Dyckias & Hechtias from seed. Puya mirabilis can flower in it's first year. I managed to get some Ochagavia carnea seedlings on Ebay last year and they are already nice plants.


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Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Post by Blairs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:11 pm

JoelR wrote:Some bromeliads are quite fast from seed. I've grown Puyas, Dyckias & Hechtias from seed. Puya mirabilis can flower in it's first year. I managed to get some Ochagavia carnea seedlings on Ebay last year and they are already nice plants.
I am trying:
Aechmea recurvata
Bilbergia nutans var.
Puya venusta
Puya mirabilis
Dyckia 'cherry coke'
Dyckia 'sulphurea'
Hetchia epigna
Fascicularia bicolor
Fascicularia bicolor canaliculata

I tried to pick the most hardy ones and not the indoor ones.


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