Bromeliad
X Quesmea 'Lymanii'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Quesmea (KWES-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lymanii

Category:

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

High Springs, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 23, 2004, aking1a from Baton Rouge, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

It is a bigeneric, a cross between two genera, Aechmea and Quesnelia, specifically it is a cross of Quesnelia testudo X Aechmea distichantha v. schlumbergeri Very tough plant for landscaping.

I call it Killer because of the severe thorns on the foliage.