ID Help please

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ID Help please

Post Number:#1  Postby zamshed » Thu May 25, 2017 1:11 am

Just few days back, one of my agave (unknown id to me) becoming red and red and finally booming. I want to get little details about this awesome flowerer. thanks
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Re: ID Help please

Post Number:#2  Postby Viegener » Thu May 25, 2017 1:35 am

That's not an agave. It's a bromeliad, probably Bromelia balansae or Bromelia serra. One of its common names is the Cat Killer, because they grow in huge thickets and the spines point in both directions, so an animal that gets caught is trapped.
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Re: ID Help please

Post Number:#3  Postby zamshed » Thu May 25, 2017 4:03 am

Viegener wrote:That's not an agave. It's a bromeliad, probably Bromelia balansae or Bromelia serra. One of its common names is the Cat Killer, because they grow in huge thickets and the spines point in both directions, so an animal that gets caught is trapped.



Thanks Viegener, i am so happy now, i have got tons of information.
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