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Acanthostachys
Acanthostachys pitcairnioides

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthostachys (a-kan-tho-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: pitcairnioides (pit-karyn-ee-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

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

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very thin-leaved terrestrial drought tolerant bromeliad with small black teeth along leaves and yellowy-red-orange color to the leaves themselves. Plant looks like it's dead, or dying most of the time.