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Author Topic: Mezobromelia capituligera  (Read 1840 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 08:08:50 »

A little older and it was Hot today, 35'

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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 19:15:33 »

Very impressive flower Bruce. One for the wishlist. Does the plant produce normal offsets or grass like pups, and secondly does it pup freely or does it produce only one or 2 offsets?

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2012, 22:00:51 »

Looking better all the time Bruce, yesterdays and today's weather conditions will be a test for it, that for sure
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 04:31:29 »

Craig

First time I've grown it. I think it's going to be pretty much like a big Guzmania, just a couple of pups after flowering 2-3.

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012, 12:08:05 »

Hi Bruce, all

In my experience the Mezos usually throw a single pup in the guts, so surgery is required to remove and hope for another. Much better to grow from seed - not a problem as the mother of this plant selfed hence the thousands that were floating around a few yrs back though not from me. Mum was a seed-grown plant from my original Kent's import yonks ago grown on the coast on the sth side of Brisbane. I had/have an orange bracted form too which should be around the place unless all have died, like most of the red ones now have I gather due to adverse extremes. You've done bloody well, Bruce, keeping it so healthy - must be the coolish microclimate where you grow it. Here they suffer in winter only, as my summer night temps are low enough, usually below 20C. I wonder what it will cross with? Potential everywhere - see pic.

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 21:55:12 »

Bring on that seed.Nice one Pete.
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 07:00:27 »

Maybe making seed ?. I'll keep you seed sowers posted.
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2012, 13:46:35 »

Thanks for the up date Bruce. Did you give it a tickle
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