Canistrum Bromeliad Plant Species

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Blooming, Care and Culture, Classification

Canistrum (can-is’trum) – Belonging to the Bromelioideae subfamily; this genus consists of ten species which are large plants reaching 60-90 cm in diameter.

They prefer moist conditions and grow either as terrestrials or epiphytes. The inflorescence is deep in the heart of the rosette and the compact flower head is surrounded by colorful bracts rising above the flowers, creating an effect like a basket of flowers. The foliage is predominantly light green with darker green mottling. Easy to grow and worthy of collection.

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