Ochagavia Bromeliad Plant Species

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Blooming, Care and Culture, Classification

Ochagavia (och-a-gah’vi-a) – Belonging to the Bromelioideae subfamily; three species are known to exist. Succulent type plants with a clustering habit, growing on rocks or terrestrially.

One species, Ochagavia carnea, is found in general cultivation. It is a small plant whose inflorescence, the size of a tennis ball, is covered with red bracts and born on a short scape. The flowers are pink with yellow stamens that protrude beyond the petals. A hardy plant worth collecting.

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