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Hohenbergia pennae, Hohenbergia

Hohenbergia pennae

Hohenbergia
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Origin: Brazil
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliage

Distinctive shape and vibrant colors of Hohenbergia pennae make it an eye-catching addition to any home. Its dark inflorescence with green berries also add to its appeal. Care for the Hohenbergia is relatively straightforward. Place it in an area that receives plenty of indirect sunlight, water moderately but allow the soil to dry out in between watering and feed it regularly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Pruning can be done to shape and give the Hohenbergia the desired look. All in all, the Hohenbergia is a stunning and easy to grow foliageplant that will add a unique and unusual touch to any home.

Hohenbergia pennae is a small shrub native to Brazil, usually between 2-5 ft in height, with attractive bronzy red leaves that can reach several inches in length. It has a distinguishing bottle-shaped structure with a bulbous base, constricted neck and flaring top, and tannish-green color that darkens with age and is suffused with dark spots. Its dark inflorescence with green berries adds to its appeal, making it a highly ornamental foliage plant.

The Hohenbergia is relatively easy to care for - it prefers warm climates and semi-shade to full sun. When placed in an area with plenty of indirect sunlight and watered moderately, allowing the soil to dry out in between, it requires only moderate amounts of water and regular feeding with liquid fertilizer. Pruning can also help to shape and enhance its appearance. Although it does best outdoors in warm climates, it is also an easy to grow houseplant that can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 F.

All in all, the Hohenbergia is a stunning and easy to care for foliage plant that will add a unique and unusual touch to your home. Whether grown outdoors or indoors, it is sure to create a conversation piece with its striking shape and vibrant color.


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