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  Orthophytum gurkenii Hutchison
  Family Name : Bromeliaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lithophyte
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Lithophyte up to 20 cm tall.
      Foliage: Narrowly triangular, 20-25 cm long leaves are dark brown with silvery stripes and arranged in a rosette. Leaf margin is sharply toothed.
      Flowers: Lime green plantlets are densely clustered near the tip of a 45-60 cm long spike. The plantlets produce small, white, tubular flowers.
      Cultivation :
      Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Aerial Plantlet
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Brown, Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Foliar Modification :
      Spine (marginal)
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Sessile
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Tubular

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