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Brumelia


Brumelia
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 9:42
Viewed: 5644
Points: 2
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Bromelia
Species : Unknown
Bromelia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. Bromelia species are characterized by flowers with a deeply cleft calyx. The genus is named after the Swedish medical doctor and botanist Olaf Bromelius
Native to tropical America, this plant has stiff, pineapple-like leaves that grow directly from the ground and overlap to form a tube. A flower spike grows from inside the tube and is made up of brightly colored flowers and bracts. A minimum winter temperature of 60 degrees is needed.
These plants like a compost of peat, turfy loam and leaf mold in equal parts or in orchid peat alone. The pots should be just large enough to accommodate the roots without cramping. Repotting should be done in March and as much of the old soil as possible should be removed. During the summer, they should have a great deal of water, but in the winter they should be watered sparingly.

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Hi Lior,
nice species, very good image
Regards, Ferran

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