Plant ID forum: Is this Portea?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 10, 2015 7:22 AM CST
I thought this was a Portea but now I'm not sure. Growing in filtered light. Large Bromeliad. VERY spiky edges.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Reminds me of Vriesea

Alcantarea (Vriesea imperialis 'Rubra')
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Well, cancel that ... I don't think Vriesea is one with toothed edges.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 10, 2015 8:06 AM CST
No - that's not it; I have that one too and this one has pointed, very spiky edges and longer leaves.

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