Bromeliad, Pitcairnia
Pitcairnia sanguinea

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pitcairnia (pit-KAYRN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Naples, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.