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« on: January 05, 2011, 22:59:59 »

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Here are some (what should be due to location) Pitcairnia ringens from Hidalgo.  It was a beautiful sight in the morning to drive around a bend in the road to see a whole wall of these flowers.  Brilliant color!  But wouldn't even have noticed them if they weren't blooming.

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 06:00:48 »

I love it, no ones loves a Pitcairnia.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 08:00:43 »

I love it, no ones loves a Pitcairnia.   Tongue

Andy I like the Pitcairnia, the only problem with me is that they need lots of shade and I dont have any.  But they are very different broms compared to all the other water holding broms.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 08:04:17 »

I grow my Pitcairnias in full sun.  They are actually quite tough beasts.  Some may be a bit cold tender and I'm sure there are some that can't take full sun, but the ~4 I have love it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 08:22:09 »

I grow my Pitcairnias in full sun.  They are actually quite tough beasts.  Some may be a bit cold tender and I'm sure there are some that can't take full sun, but the ~4 I have love it.


Andy I thought they only like the shade.  How hot does it get there.  I had the chance to buy some yesterday and didnt because I didnt think they would survive here.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 08:34:21 »

In the summer we often can get above 90F/30C (and usually very low humidity).  But if in full sun I have them sitting in a saucer of water.  Check with people around you about how they grow them.  And if the price is reasonable it might be worth trying them.  I am not all that familiar with too many different species and hybrids, so some are likely to be more shade loving than the ones I have.  But keep asking questions!  You can find surprises everywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 08:43:24 »

Andy, the ones I saw were all grown under shade cloth.  They had a huge variety of them.  The good thing is they live close by and I can go down and get some.  I  will be seeing them at the end of this month and will ask them.

We get hot summers here, with lots of humidity too, we are subtropical here. Sad

Thanks for your help. 


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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 19:00:24 »

I agree with Andy, they should do well in the sun and all mine seem to be cold tolerant. They do seem to like water and send out lots of roots to find it so I just stick them in the ground and they do fine.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 01:59:02 »

I only have a couple of Pitcairnias but mine also like full sun and wet feet (sitting in a saucer of water).

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 03:19:55 »

Oh cool, its funny I always think that broms dont like it wet, but they are all different.  I only just found out that Dyckia's dont like to dry out, oops, I have always grown them very dry, thinking they are like succulents, and they are not.

Thanks everyone, its great, now I can get some.

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