Fish Hook Bloom for Treva

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Crabbergirl

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Treva ,
Just for you, ( well not really everyone can enjoy) ;) This is from the last time my fish hook bloomed it was in 06. ( before new camera sorry about the bad camera shot ) That's when it put on all the babies. It has not bloomed since. The old man that gave it to me has since died. He was very educated in plants and I am sure he would know why in 27 years it has only bloomed once. But wow was it well woth the waiting. I hope you enjoy yours.
 

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Crabbergirl

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I think they are just beautiful. The bloom lasted a long time too. Like weeks. That was taken the first day I noticed it so I'm not sure how old it was then. I actually saw the splash of color from across the yard and thought it was trash that had blown under the tree.
 

Crabbergirl

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Thanks guys! They have the most wicked back wards thorns but are so beautiful.
Ron you said Bromelaid do you know what kind. I was told it is a fish hook cactus. Now I'm not sure.
 

RonsGarden

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Thanks guys! They have the most wicked back wards thorns but are so beautiful.
Ron you said Bromelaid do you know what kind. I was told it is a fish hook cactus. Now I'm not sure.
No!
Not a cactus!
Are the leaves serrated like a pineapple?
Pinapples are bromeliad too!
I went looking around to see if I could locate something on yours and came up with no info on Fish Hook Bromelaid!
Did your neighbor call it anything else?
 

Crabbergirl

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No!
Not a cactus!
Are the leaves serrated like a pineapple?
Pinapples are bromeliad too!
I went looking around to see if I could locate something on yours and came up with no info on Fish Hook Bromelaid!
Did your neighbor call it anything else?

Leaves have actual thorns that run backwards like a hook.The leaves are a little more sturdy but not unlike a pineapple. They dig in real good too! I have no kidding 100's of bromeliads and these, what ever they are , are not as bendable. I will try to get a good close up of the leaves with my new camera. That pic was taken with a pocket camera. I have never seen it anywhere except his yard and now mine. I wish I could ask him but he passed. I have not tried looking it up. I will do some searches too. Thanks, now I am really wanting to know.
 
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Crabbergirl

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I just googled fish hook cactus and got a lot of results but none look even close to what I have. Hmmmm!
 

Crabbergirl

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Your Right Ron! I never even considered that because of what I had been told. Thanks. I just don't have the time to commit to finding the info like Iuse to. Your the best! Sorry I missed that post when you first posted. Forgive me?
 

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Treva

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WHOOO HOOO!!!!!!!!
Thank You Crabbergirl!
i dont care what it turns out to be, I LOVE IT!!!
If it needs more sun to bloom please let me know! I just need to know how to care for it.
Do I cover it in winter?
You know me a million question blonde!:D
 

Crabbergirl

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LOL! That's how we learn right???
I have never covered mine and they do great. I am zone 8/10 depending on the year. They have proven to be pretty hardy
 

Crabbergirl

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Treva,
No hot sun but a good amount of maybe light. They have been in almost full shade all their lives. I need to move a few around and see what I get.
 

Treva

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Ok Crabbergirl, I have them in some Sun. I hope it does well I just LOVE it and i cant wait till I get one of those BEAUTIFUL blooms!
 

Treva

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Crabbergirl...I thought I lost this plant this winter...we had a terrible WINTER!
BUT...last week it put out new leaves!!!!
I am so excited!!!
 

Crabbergirl

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Treva,
I am happy it made the winter. Not to worry if you want another I have some babies right now. They are so darn hard to dig though. They are starting to grow really close together and at the base of a tree. I really need to divide them. Let me know if you get a bloom
 

Treva

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Treva,
I am happy it made the winter. Not to worry if you want another I have some babies right now. They are so darn hard to dig though. They are starting to grow really close together and at the base of a tree. I really need to divide them. Let me know if you get a bloom
THANK YOU crabbergirl! I will let you know if it blooms!
Oh I do hope it does!!!:D
If you need to get rid of more I would gladly take another! Do I have anything you would like?
 


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