Endlessly popular "Miniature Pineapple." Arched rosettes of very decorative stiff foliage from which emerge stout short stalks topped with a highly decorative inflorescence resembling a miniature pineapple (Ananas being part of this most famous Ed Hummel intergeneric hybrid bromeliad). In time an entire highly "modern style" clump of stiff short rosettes form--a very effective spot of drama for your summer deck where it will receive the level of sun necessary to form the crop of mini pineapple drumsticks above the Agave-esque foliage. We may ship mossed rooted offsets for you to pot in a heavy Orchid mix; but typically these will already be established in pots.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×