An Introduction to the Hechtia Bromeliad Plant

Author: Celeste BoothNo Comments

Classification

Hechtia (heck’tya) – Belonging to the Pitcairnioideae subfamily; this group consists of 48 species and ranges in size from several centimeters to about one meter across! As with most members of the subfamily Pitcairnioideae, they are heavily armed with marginal spines and require great care when handling. Hechtias are terrestrial and grow on desert hillsides and rocky slopes alongside cactus and are truly xerophytic, withstanding long periods of drought and extreme variations in temperature. The flowers of this genus are mainly insignificant and nearly always white in color. Hence they are usually grown for their glossy foliage rather than their […]

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