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Products > Hechtia 'Tehuacan'
 
Hechtia 'Tehuacan'
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Hechtia 'Tehuacan' - This terrestrial bromeliad forms smallish rosettes with fairly broad light green shiny leaves that have reddish markings and regularly spaced spines along the margin. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. We know very little about this plant except what it looks like and that it was from seed collected at Tehuacan in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Hechtia is a genus of about 50 species in the Bromeliad family and resembles and is closely related to Dyckia and Puya but usually has clusters of small white flowers. Unlike the other two genera, which primarily come from South America, the Hechtia come from Central to North American (as far north at Texas) with most of its distribution in Mexico. The genus was named to honor Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht (1771-1837), a counselor to the King of Prussia. Our thanks to Brian Kemble for this little jewel that we have been building stock on a selected form since first receiving the seed in 2006.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Hechtia 'Tehuacan'.
 
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