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« on: October 23, 2011, 20:22:12 »

Hi.  Recently visited Ecuador where I observed plants in the Mezobromelia genus.  They are cloud forest plants, similar to Guzmanias.  Trouble is, no one seems to know where I can buy a Mezobromelia plant!  I'd even try long-distance/ mail-ordering.  Any tips?  The plant in the photo that I'm going to try to post was growing in the Santa Lucia biosphere preserve, and I think it's Mezobromelia capituligera.  Ok...I tried to post it Sad  This site is too nerdy to make posting photos easy, but maybe I can append this post later.
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 18:52:50 »

Wow, after reading this post, I thought that I'd better post one of the Mezobromila pics from the trip. And really, if you have any tips on how I can get a plant /seedling, let me know.   Grin

I corresponded with an Ecuadorian grower, and they do not grow this genus.  hmmmmphf!

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 19:54:31 »

I've never heard of anyone growing one in the USA.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 03:57:57 »

The big species at least are easy from seed. I would expect Jeff Kent to have some Mezo's. Many are blooming in Oz this year so there'll be a swag of seed in a year. They are all from seed, from a seed-grown plant that went to sunny Queensland, from a plant I imported from Jeff 30 years ago. Cheers, Pedro.
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