Tidy compact carpets of multiple rosette heads of grayish green--each crowded succulent leathery leaflet tipped with a somewhat flexible spine & lined with teeth. Green flowered bromel from rocky exposed areas of Argentina making a wonderful accent plant in any succulent collection or as a base for a caudiform bonsai. Recently creating a stir among those of you who enjoy creating whimsical topiaries. An excellent addition to the design of any succulent wreath you are creating. When using in pots, avoid deep pots as it only forms surface roots.
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.×