Help identifying and treating a possibly endangered plant?

ForestigerApril 18, 2014

My family received this plant from our boss, who told us it was an endangered species. Unfortunately, we did not know how to care for it and the poor thing ended up becoming quite leggy and dried up. Could someone please tell me how to fix this and what kind of plant this is?

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HoosierBob SW Indiana Zone 5

It appears to be a Bromeliad, possibly a neoregelia. I would suggest re-posting to the bromeliad forum and someone there can advise you on its care. It likely will hold water in the center if you water it from the top and that is why it is so dry if you have only been watering the soil. In nature, it would fill with water every time it rains. As far as being endangered, that would depend on whether it is a species or hybrid. Good luck with your search.

Bob

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:44PM
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Forestiger

Thank you!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 9:52PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i think it was endangered because the boss was going to throw it away.. if you didnt take it ... lol

does he have that level of sense of humor???

ken

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 8:51AM
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