Photo of the Day: Hechtia fosteriana

Photo of the Day for Friday, January 25, 2019:

Hechtia fosteriana (AS439)

Hechtia fosteriana is a terrestrial bromeliad native to Oaxaca, Mexico. Like many hechtias, it changes color throughout the year in response to cold, heat, and availability of water. My specimen came from Andy Siekkinen. I'm nuts about this color!

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  1. That's a fantastic plant! Some day you'll have to show photos of its chameleon abilities.

  2. Oh. My.

    That's quite a beacon! Competes well even with blooming aloes (and echoes some of them). What color is it when it's not this brilliant?

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Will certainly brighten the spirits.

  4. Gorgeous! I would be scared that I was killing it if it turned that color on me, of course...

  5. It wants to be a pumpkin when it grows up.


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