Thursday, January 7, 2010

Portea kermesina

Portea kermesina is another of the winter-blooming bromeliads.  The flower spikes emerge in early winter, and will keep good color for about 3 months.
The plants are fairly large, growing about 30 inches wide and almost as tall.  Although the plant is somewhat cold-hardy, the foliage can be damaged by frost.  Planting under a tree canopy or other protected area is advisable.

1 comment:

africanaussie said...

Hello Grower Jim,
thanks for visiting my blog and informing me more about the shampoo ginger. It is wonderful that we can get advice and help from all over the world. I love this bromeliad, glad I found your blog, and will be following along.