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RE: Bromeliads

May have to give it another shot one of these days.  Right now I've crammed
half of my light stand with trials in overwintering.  The other half and my
movable stand need to be kept in reserve for seed starting and cuttings.

> [Original Message]
> From: jim singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/11/2002 5:18:42 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bromeliads
> kitty, it's true many bromeliads bloom once and go south, but not all of 
> them. i suggest the sensible thing to do is buy one in bloom for the 
> flower/bloom spike/inflorescence you like. if it is a one timer, it will 
> most likely send out one or more pups before it dies. now you will know 
> what you have and what to expect in 18 or 24 months when the pups bloom. 
> the blooms of most, incidentally, are like those of orchids--they last 2, 
> 3, 4 months before they turn sour. can't ask for much better.

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