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Bromelia pinguin

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bromelia (bro-MEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: pinguin

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral davidmacmanus On May 15, 2012, davidmacmanus from Havana, FL wrote:

When I was a student at the University of Florida in Gainesville we had a large bed of them -they are quite spiny, yet beautiful when in bloom and in fruit. They are cold hardy in protected sites in 8b/9a.

Neutral Mackaysterbelle On Oct 28, 2010, Mackaysterbelle from Lake Alfred, FL wrote:

Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred, Florida has several beds of Bromelia pinguin growing in a variety of conditions including dry sand,lake margins, full sun, and part shade. Blooming is stunning with red color developing within the plant interior leaves and forming an interesting stalk of white/red blooms. It produces many large seeds. Spreads aggressively from stolons and will form impenetrable sharp-thorned colonies.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bushnell, Florida
Fort Pierce, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Lake Alfred, Florida
Lecanto, Florida



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