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Bromeliads in the Succulent Garden

  • Fri, August 25, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Encinitas
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  • Members of San Diego Horticultural Society

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Topic: Bromeliads in the Succulent Garden


Bromeliads have something in common with cactus in that they are exclusively new world plants (with one exception in West Africa).  There are currently more than 3000 described species, and new species  are currently being discovered. They grow in a wide range of habitats—littoral, rainforest, desert, and sub-tropical thorn forest.  They can grow on almost any type of medium: trees, deadwood, rock, sand, and even on power lines and fence posts.


Robert Kopfstein first got involved with Bromeliads in the mid 1960's. Over the years he has accumulated a collection of several hundred species and hybrids. His specialty in bromeliads is the terrestials.

He was an English professor and a reading specialist at the community college level for 47 years. He is a member of the San Diego Bromeliad Society, where he was president, the Bromeliad Society International, where he is publications chairperson, and he is a master judge as well as an instructor of BSI judging classes. He is also a member of the San Diego Horticultural Society and Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society. He was on the board of the San Diego Botanic Garden for nine years and is now a docent who takes care of the bromeliad and cycad collections

To be held rain or shine. 

Bring the following:

  • Drinking Water
  • Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED

By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk.  Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever. 

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Registration will close two days before the event.  

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