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 Post subject: Plants
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:02 pm 
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A neighbour kindly gave us a couple of plants.
We know not what they are nor what care they need. Just that they are indoor plants. Can anyone here help identify them from the pictures below? Any helpful information would be appreciated. The whole thing, more or less:

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And a closer view of the middle:

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 Post subject: Re: Plants
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:35 pm 
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using google image search, I am going to guess it is a type of "Bromeliads" plants... possibly a ostara or guzmania.
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Bromeliads are very hardy and easy to maintain. They require filtered (not direct) sunlight. Water the soil once a week and mist the flower often. Do not add water to the center cup. This last advice goes against most of the directions you will see for bromeliads. While water in the center is a normal and natural thing in their native habitat, it will quickly rot the center of the plant in a home environment.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/13555/
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The pineapple was the first bromeliad to make an impression in Europe.


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 Post subject: Re: Plants
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:11 am 
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Ann Vole wrote:
using google image search, I am going to guess it is a type of "Bromeliads" plants... possibly a ostara or guzmania.
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Bromeliads are very hardy and easy to maintain. They require filtered (not direct) sunlight. Water the soil once a week and mist the flower often. Do not add water to the center cup. This last advice goes against most of the directions you will see for bromeliads. While water in the center is a normal and natural thing in their native habitat, it will quickly rot the center of the plant in a home environment.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/13555/
random fact:
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The pineapple was the first bromeliad to make an impression in Europe.


Thank you kindly Ann Vole.


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