this genus includes about ten succulent terricolous bromeliads, native to South America, some of which were once classified as abromeitielle. They constitute large and dense cushions, from twenty to forty centimeters high, composed of numerous small rosettes of fleshy leaves; the leaves of deuterocohnia have dimensions that vary from a few centimeters, as in D. brevifolia, up to 10-15 cm, they are triangular, similar to those of pineapple or agave, pointed, rigid, smooth and succulent, green brilliant. In spring they produce from the center of the rosette of leaves a long rigid inflorescence, of golden yellow or red color.
these succulents love very bright positions, possibly exposed directly to sunlight; they can withstand temperatures close to zero, below which they must be kept at home or in a temperate greenhouse; in regions with temperate and dry winters it could also be buried in the ground.
from March to October water regularly, always letting the soil dry perfectly between one watering and another; during the cold months water sporadically. During the vegetative period mix the specific watering water for succulent plants with the water used every 20-25 days.
use a soft and very well drained soil, consisting largely of sand or other incoherent materials; these plants have a very slow growth, so they do not need to be repotted frequently.
it comes by seed, in spring, but in view of its very slow growth, the plants generally propagate by cutting, removing individual rosettes, which must be rooted directly in a single container.
Abromeitiella - Deuterocohnia: Pests and diseases
pay attention to aphids and cochineal.