How to grow Hechtia

Hechtia growing leaf plant bromeliads of the genus Hechtia also known as Bakerantha, Hechtia perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green, red, purple, yellow, gray, leaf linear with spines and sharp in the edge, leaves grow in rosette structure.

Hechtia flower

Flower color white or red, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant, male and female flowers on separate plants.

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Requirements for Hechtia growing and care:

More than 3C, well-drained soil, humidity, moist, slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes to get the same cultivars

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Red or white flowers, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant, male and female flowers on separate plants

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