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Deuterocohnia longipetala
Scientific Name: Deuterocohnia longipetala (Baker) Mez in Mart.
Synonym: Abromeitiella longipetala
Family: Bromeliaceae
Deuterocohnia  longipetala Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 25F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Growth Habits: Terrestrial bromeliad, clumping rosettes, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water


The Genus is named in honor of German botanist and bacteriologist Ferdinand Julius Cohn (1828-1898). Since there was already a genus Cohnia, the Greek prefix deuterios, second, was placed in front to form a new generic name.

Deuterocohnia  longipetala

Deuterocohnia  longipetala

Cultural Practices:
The Deuterocohnia longipetala likes well drained rocky soils.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow or orange flowers, often with green tips.

Fruiting Habits:

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