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Hechtia marnier-lapostollei
 
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Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Hechtia marnier-lapostollei - A silver terrestrial bromeliad that forms a rounded cluster of rosettes that have very thick recurved hard silver gray leaves with prominent showy teeth. Plant is full to part sun (brightest ligtht the best to maintain silver color) and irrigate only occasionally. Has proven hardy to at least 25 F. A very ornamental plant in the ground or in a nice pot. It comes from the Yautepec region of Oaxaca. The genus is named by the German botanist Johann Friedrich Klotzsch, who was curator and later director of the Royal Herbarium in Berlin for Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht (17711837), another German botanist and a counselor to the King of Prussia. The specific epithet honors Julien Marnier-Lapostolle, and avid botanist who maintained and enhanced the world renowned succulent botanic garden Les Cedres that was started in 1924 by his father, Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, on property that once belonged to King Leopold II of Belgium. Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle also was the founder the Grand Marnier liqueur company. Our plants are all divisions from one male plant and was the pollinator used in the cross with Hechtia argentea to create our introduction Hechtia 'Silver Star'The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Hechtia marnier-lapostollei.
 
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