18th May 2008
A large clumping bromeliad from Chile. It comes from fairly low altitudes, but has been shown to take temperatures to about -5degC. Coincidentally,
we have just had the coldest night for 20 years and temperatures in the greenhouse dropped to ... -5degC! It is still with me, and I hope not suffering from
Heads of pink flowers are carried low down in the clumps and are said to develop into edible fleshy fruits.
5th June 2009
1st March 2015
A young plant in the Agave house where it enjoys the extra warmth and survives the drought. I think it would survive well outside.