What is the name?
Hi everyone - A couple of years back I was given some seed which was named as Aechmea Lueddemanniana Mend forma Alvarez.
On looking up various sources, my understanding is that Lueddemanniana is the species and Mend is a CV of that species as is Alvarez. So as I see it the seed either came from Lueddemannia, Mend or Alvarez, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
My second question is, what should the seedlings be called, are they all still called Ae. Leuddemanniana or what?
Finally can someone with experience growing these plants give me some cultural tips relating to light requirements as well as heat and cold tolerence.
These plants are growing like mad at present under 50% shade cloth and at this stage some have olive green/brown leaves while others are taking on a pinkish hue. I would dearly like to post some pics but I still haven't had tme to work it out (a very slow learner with computers).
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me, All the best, Nev.