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Bromeliad, Glomeropitcairnia
Glomeropitcairnia penduliflora

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Glomeropitcairnia (glom-er-oh-pit-KAYRN-ee-a) (Info)
Species: penduliflora (pend-yoo-lee-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 5, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the largest species of Bromeliad native to the Caribbean islands of the Lesser Antilles. It can grow in clumps up to 10 ft in diameter with a branched inflorescence that can grow to 10 ft. with pendant yellow flowers.