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Re: 20-year Bromeliad

I thought that they bloomed only once, produced keikis, then  
declined. I have never had one bloom more than once.
PS. Thanks for the seeds.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 24, 2007, at 11:20 AM, james singer wrote:

> I have an Aechmea fasciata bromeliad that I rescued from St.  
> Anthony Publishing when I pretended to work there. That was 20  
> years ago. Since that time, the plant has been a summer-only  
> balcony dweller in WDC and Bethesda, MD, and a patio dweller at a  
> garden apartment in Sarasota and, finally, here at Jim's Jungle.  
> And every year it's bloomed, so apparently it feels no ill-will  
> toward the lackadaisical care it's received in all these years.  
> Here's a link to a picture of this year's bloom. If the leaves do  
> not look as gray as they should, it's likely because it now lives  
> in the dense shade of the avocado tree--and was pretty much buried  
> in avocado leaves until Ms. Fatma noticed the bloom poking through  
> the litter earlier today and uncovered it..
> http://snipr.com/1ni37
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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