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PlantFiles: False Agave, Hechtia
Hechtia lundelliorum

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hechtia (HEK-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: lundelliorum (lund-el-ee-OR-um) (Info)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

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

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

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:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive camrichdesigns On Jan 29, 2013, camrichdesigns from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

I have had two Hechtia lundelliorum growing in a hanging basket for two years now . . . so far no flowers. The plants are in filtered sun/shade and the two plants are very healthy and growing well here in Scottsdale Az.


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

Scottsdale, Arizona
Brooksville, Florida
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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