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PlantFiles: Acanthostachys
Acanthostachys pitcairnioides

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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)

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida



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