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Re: 20-year Bromeliad


But does the mother plant ever bloom again?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 25, 2007, at 6:47 AM, james singer wrote:

> Yep, this one's like that--except when a pineapple flowers/fruits  
> the plant grows offsets at the same time and the mother plant  
> deteriorates rather quickly once the fruit is ripe. With this  
> plant, the mother plant hangs around for a couple of years before  
> it really declines. We have another bromeliad--don't know the  
> botanical, but it has the same general structure as A. fasciata-- 
> that the mother plants last a very long time, 5-6 years, after  
> blooming.
>
> On Jun 24, 2007, at 6:36 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
>> Very, very nice!  I was under the impression that Bromeliads only  
>> bloomed once and then died, but not before producing daughters  
>> that carried on the tradition.  Care to enlighten me?
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5

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