This genus includes a dozen or so juicy bromeliads from South America, some of which were once classified as abromeitielle. They constitute wide and thick cushions, high from twenty to forty centimetres, composed of numerous small rosettes of fleshy leaves; the leaves of deuterocohnia have dimesions varying from a few centimetres, as in D. brevifolia, up to 10-15 cm, are triangular, similar to those of pineapple or agaves, pointed, rigid, smooth and succulent, of a bright green colour.
In spring they produce from the centre of the rosettes of leaves a long rigid inflorescence, of golden yellow or red colour.
these succulents love very bright positions, possibly directly exposed to sunlight, can withstand temperatures close to zero, below these should be hospitalized indoors or in a temperate greenhouse, in regions with temperate winters and drought could also bury in the ground.
- The plant from which we get the big fruit that we all know is a bromeliad, native to South America, and now widespread in many tropical areas as a plant grown for consumption in the United States.
- The bromeliads are plants of tropical origin, there are hundreds of species, many of which are very widespread in cultivation as indoor plants, because they are very decorative, and often …
They gave me in November the flower Guzmania lingulata, green sheets and orange top, but being the period of the ignition heating the flower and dead, how should I behave in order to make it more comfortable?
Water regularly from March to October, always letting the soil dry perfectly between one watering and the other; during the cold months water sporadically. During the vegetative period, mix the water from the watering with the specific fertilizer for succulent plants, every 20-25 days.
use a soft and very well drained soil, mostly formed by sand or other incoherent materials; these plants have a very slow growth, therefore they do not need to be repotted frequently.
it is convenient by seed, in spring, but seen the very slow growth, usually the plants propagate by cutting, detaching single rosettes, which are to be rooted directly in a single container.
Abromeitiella – Deuterocohnia: Pests and diseases
watch out for aphids and cochineal.