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Care of the plant Deuterocohnia lorentziana or Abromeitiella lorentziana.

Care of the succulent plant Deuterocohnia lorentziana or Abromeitiella lorentziana

The genus Deuterocohnia, family Bromeliaceae, includes about 18 species of bromeliads native to Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Some species are: Deuterocohnia lorentziana, Deuterocohnia brevifolia, Deuterocohnia chrysantha, Deuterocohnia meziana, Deuterocohnia scapigera.

Scientific synonym: Abromeitiella lorentziana. This species is native to Bolivia.

They are compact bromeliads that reach 60 cm (1.96 feet) in height. The triangular leaves arranged in a rosette are green or greenish gray. The flowers are greenish yellow and tubular in shape. They bloom in spring.

They are used in rockeries, in borders, in cactus and succulent gardens and in pots for terraces, balconies and patios and as indoor and greenhouse plants.

Deuterocohnia lorentziana prefers full sun exposure but also grows in partial shade. Although they resist frosts down to -6 ºC (21.2 ºF), they prefer a warm climate.

The soil can be a commercial cacti substrate with 15% coarse sand. Transplanting is done in early spring.

They are very drought resistant plants. In spring and summer, water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. In autumn reduce watering and do not water in winter.

Fertilize once in spring with mineral fertilizer for succulent plants at half the usual dose.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They are propagated by leaf or stem cuttings, by division and from spring sown seed.

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Deuterocohnia lorentziana
Deuterocohnia lorentziana