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Does anyone know what this is?  

I found a skinny tree down on the side of the road and these two growing out of the bark here in Florida. I figured I would try to grow them. They were small maybe 2-3 inches when I found them. Now they are 6-10 acrossed.  I'd like to know what they are so I can plant them in the appropriate place. (I don't want a tree growing out of my roof if it's a tree). Any help would be appreciated

Mariah

Last edited: 17 September 2017 01:29:25

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,601

    Well, there MAY be someone on here who can help you because some are very knowledgeable, but it is a British site so you may need to search for something nearer to you for identification. Good luck!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    Hello Maria100

    I think you've acquired some of the commonly grown sub-tropical epiphytic bromeliad Billbergia piramidilis .

    The clue was you stating that you found it growing from the bark of a tree ! Should produce a striking red flower spike at a later stage .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    PS  Keep moist at all times !

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    PPS   Should read B. pyramidalis ( y and not an i ) image

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