Abromeitiella brevifolia

Diary of Abromeitiella brevifolia

Abromeitiella brevifolia is an easy care bromelaid plant that requires no water when nourished by a rolling fog. Unfortunately, it is not that easy for us here as we have no fog.

In our area, plastic or glass pots work better to help retain ambiant moisture from plant transpiration.  This should grow well if provided a somewhat closed environment and fast draining pumice type soil.

It may look soft and cushy, but is not.  This particular
Simple sea sponge
succulent conjures up an idea of a simple sea sponge, right?


There is also the really interesting Great Star Coral..  Either way, it fits in with the seascape idea.

Great Star Coral

The abromeitiella will grow in mounds and then overflow it's planteer.

Lets Get Growin

November 14, 2017 - The Starter Arrived
Abromeitiella brevifolia starter

This is my first 'score' for the xeriscape seascape.  The starter plant arrived. This clump is probably around 3" diameter or something.

It is not soft. It is a hard, sharp pointed plant! It has a long, thick root. It will need a deep starter dish to make some big mounds.  If it were put in an oval shaped dish, I bet it would mound up very similar to that simple sponge picture (which looks kind of unreal, by the way).

I ran it under the tap briefly and put it out on a plate until I can find a nice pot for it.