|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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A native of Brazil, this easy and fast-growing bromeliad has upright rosettes of bronze/green, long, slightly tapering, waxy leaves. The leaves can grow up to 30cm and are very finely toothed on their margins. It produces arching stems of cascading pink bracted flowers with pale green petals with blue margins.
Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in shade. Hardy in sheltered gardens although leaves may be scorched by a hard frost.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 40cm x 25cm
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 40cm x 50cm
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