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Author Topic: Could this be a Mezobromelia ?  (Read 584 times)
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« on: September 12, 2011, 14:11:19 »

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LOOKED AT THIS PLANT A FEW MONTHS AGO , and wondered what it could be . HAS BROAD THICK FOLIAGE , THIS SPIKE HAS BEEN EMERGING for a few weeks , came out green and has coloured up well .
Still no flowers opened , seed was just named Mezobromelia ..
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 22:57:08 »

My only thought is Mezobromelia are generally hight altitude growers. So if you are growing that and it's a Mezobromelia then there is hope for us all.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 01:10:39 »

What you have there is Guzmania harlingii. It makes a large plant. Saw them in Lita Ecuador. They are very large in habitat. Kent sales them finished in a 10 inch pot. Doesn't look much like the typical Guz.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 13:03:12 »

Thanks very much Bob , it reminded me of a giant sprucei or dissitiflora .
Will it pup well like most Guzmania ?
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 13:29:57 »

It's not a great pupper but will always replace itself. It's not an easy plant to acquire. Good to see it in Australia. Mine came from Herb Hill who grew it from seed also.
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