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RE: Bromeliads

Kitty-  I have a 'queen's tears" bromeliad that is going to pop out of it's
pot- the main one died years ago, but new ones keep surrounding it and
blooming each year.  I can try chopping off one of the smaller ones and
sending it to you if you want.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bromeliads

Bromeliads are pretty much houseplants in Z5 and I think they're really
but haven't had one in eons. Might like to give it a shot again sometime.
understand (please correct me) is that they flower once and die.  Of course
they do put out babies all around, so you can look forward to them having
their day to glow, though you may have to wait a few years.  The reason I
haven't bought another one is they usually sell them in flower -to show them
at their best.  But knowing this shall soon pass I feel sort of cheated of
part of the process, like watching it emerge.  If I buy one not in flower,
do I know if it has already completed the cycle or not?  Something for me to


On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 07:26:28 -0500 (EST) Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:

> are you familiar with a type of bromeliads
> called Tillandsias--they grow without soil...I
> ran across them tonight on the web and they
> fascinate me!  Any info you'd ha!
>  ve would be great

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