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Thursday, May 31, 2012
If grown in an elevated garden bed or in a tall pot you get to see this Bromeliad at its best. When the light shines through the olive green leaves, the chocolate coloured hieroglyphic cross-banded pattern comes alive. This is a fairly hardy Bromeliad and will even tolerate a light frost if grown under trees. It forms a large vase shaped plant to about a metre or more across but may be slow to develop side shoots. Tissue culture grown plants have seen this species become more readily available.