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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (16750) 2021-05-30

HECHTIA ‘Silver-Tongued Devil’ Chemnick, Jeff 2013

Mature open rosette to 36 " (90cm.) diameter x 14" (35cm.) high. In full sun, the many arching, stiff, mid-green leaves become silvery grey to stark white with dense trichomes.The foliage often can have reddish highlights. Leaf blades are narrowly-triangular, each to 10cm. wide at the base, tapering to a sharp point with white hooked spines tipped brown. The erect, frosted brown-stemmed spike can reach 2 metres tall with narrow, shorter side branches bearing clusters of white flowers. This hybrid resembles the seed parent (argentea) more with its foliage colour and solitary growth habit. Reg. Doc. 5/2021.
Country of origin: California USA

Seed Parent: argentea Pollen Parent: lanata
\"Mystery of Hechtia argentea\" Journal of the Bromeliad Society (Vol. 65, Issue 1). Bromeliad flora of Oaxaca, Mexico: Richness and distribution. Oct. 2007, Acta botánica Mexicana 81(81) DOI:10.21829/abm81.2007.1052