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averil(8b)May 3, 2013

Hi folks, I was given this and know nothing about it. It had a long stalk with a dried up flower head which I cut off. I need to know how to care for it
Many thanks for any help
Regards,
Averil UK

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kaktuskris

You forgot the photo....

Christopher

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 6:15AM
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averil(8b)

Oops! Here is the offending article. Not a great pic. The bottom of the leaves are red growing out to green

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 6:56AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's a bromiliad, of which there are many species.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 7:24AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Could it possibly be a guzmania

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 9:37AM
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birdsnblooms

Howdy,

Averil,

Your plant is a Bromiliad, possibly Guzmania, 'a variety of Bromeliad,' as Rhizo and TG said.

When Bromiliad flowers start to die, babies/off-spring grow off mom.
Do you see new sprouts? Off-spring forms nearest moms bottom. :)

Babies grow fast, so please check your plant. Sometimes, if babies are left on mom too long, they dry out.

Let us know if you see new growth? Toni

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 1:45PM
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