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Care of the plant Deuterocohnia brevifolia or Tillandsia chlorantha.

Care of the plant Deuterocohnia brevifolia or Tillandsia chlorantha

The genus Deuterocohnia, family Bromeliaceae, includes 18 species of bromeliads native to Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Some species are: Deuterocohnia brevifolia, Deuterocohnia lorentziana, Deuterocohnia chrysantha, Deuterocohnia meziana, Deuterocohnia scapigera.

Scientific synonyms: Deuterocohnia brevifolia, Tillandsia chlorantha, Abromeitiella brevifolia.

They are dwarf bromeliads of terrestrial growth (not epiphytes) that form compact-looking colonies that reach 1.50 meters in width. They have 3 cm long triangular leaves arranged in a rosette and green or greenish gray. The flowers are small and green but not very decorative.

They are used in rockery and in pots (wider than tall) indoors, on terraces, balconies or greenhouses.

Deuterocohnia brevifolia can grow in full sun or light shade exposure. In winter it is better that the temperature is not below 4 ºC.

They can be grown in any well-drained soil: rocky, poor, or dry.

Water moderately as they resist drought very well. In spring and summer water regularly but waiting until the substrate has completely dried. In autumn reduce watering a lot and in winter do not water.

Fertilize in spring with mineral fertilizer for succulents but at half the dose recommended by the manufacturer.

They do not need pruning.

If there is no excess humidity, they do not present problems of pests and diseases.

They propagate by division because the seeds are not easy to get.

Images of the plant Deuterocohnia brevifolia or Tillandsia chlorantha

Deuterocohnia brevifolia
Deuterocohnia brevifolia
Deuterocohnia brevifolia
 

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