Canistrum, Bromeliad
Canistrum 'Big Emma'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canistrum (kan-NIS-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Emma

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Bronze-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 8, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The inflorescence of this bromeliad is striking. It has bright red bracts about 6" across with clusters of small white flowers nestled in the center.