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Bromeliads: trashcan refugee

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Lick Creek, IL
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2008
4:19 AM

Post #4366118

A few years ago I found a sorry looking bunch of Bromeliads sitting in the trash besind a second hand shop. They hadn't been watered for a long time and needed to be repotted. I brought them home and stuck them at the base of some tall plants The ones in the picture are at the base of a Corn Plant.

Is it a Billbergia of some kind? I know its probably to early to tall by the budding but I gonna shoot it every day or so and watch it progress to its blossum. I've been putting apple cores under the leaves, Could that help it Bloom? Thanks, Steve

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Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4369827

Could be a Billbergia. Yow will know by the flowers. Check (photo index - Billbergias).

If it's a Bill, it's showing it by the elongated narrow leaves. When in the right light, Bills have stouter leaves in a tubular form.


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