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Without doubt , the rarest seed I have ever offered on my site! . Found at 4000 meters above sea level , high in the Andes Mountains of South America where it is under threat of extinction. The rosette of foliage itself forms a mound over 3 meters high and the flower inflorescence reaches an unbelievable 12 meters (40 feet) in height !!! though may take many,many years to reach maturity. After flowering the plant dies without forming any offsets so seed is the only source of this legendary Bromeliad.
A true garden heirloom , at 30 - 80 years to reach maturity this species will be a talking point in the garden for generations. Very hardy and just as easy to germinate and fast growing as most species of Bromeliads. A spring / Summer sowing or warm greenhouse will be more than sufficient for germination and aftercare is easy. Plant out when seedlings are approx 30cm high in an open , sunny position in the garden.
Experience Level 3*
Level 1.....Little gardening experience required , can be sown directly, aftercare easy. ( ie Grass Seed )
Level 2.....Easy to germinate ( with instructions ) some general gardening knowledge required , aftercare easy. ( ie Vegetable seed , tomatoes etc )
Level 3.....Knowledge of growing from seed beneficial, may have specific soil and water requirements. Aftercare generally easy
Level 4.....Experience required and some knowledge of the natural topography of the species beneficial. May be slow to germinate and will have specific soil and water needs. ( ie Cactus and Succulents )
Level 5.....May be challenging , slow and erratic to germinate. For very experienced gardeners only ( with plenty of patience ). Difficult though the most rewarding. Do plenty of homework !! ( ie Some alpine species )
Comprehensive germination notes included with each purchase
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