Bromeliad
Hohenbergia stellata

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hohenbergia (ho-en-BERG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: stellata (stell-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

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:

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:

Anniston, Alabama

Fort Pierce, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 19, 2011, N2tropicAL from Anniston, AL wrote:

i agree, long lasting bloom spikes are very showy. a great container plant that revels in our summer heat, but needs shelter in coldest months in a warm sunny window or greenhouse. (zone 8)

Positive

On Feb 5, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The inflorescence is very long lasting. The small purple flowers are surrounded by bright red bracts. It is striking.