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PlantFiles: Bromeliad
Hohenbergia stellata

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

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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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive N2tropicAL 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 MotherNature4 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.

Regional...

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

Blue Mountain, Alabama
Fort Pierce, Florida
Miami, Florida



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