Plant ID forum: Bromeliad

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 30, 2016 1:29 PM CST
I bought this today. The cultivar is not listed. Even the owner of the nursery did not know, they had just got the plant in yesterday. I've never had a bromeliad before. I assume I need to know the culitvar to care for it properly.

How do I care for it?

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Also what do the yellowing leaf tips mean? The nursery worker said it was too wet.

Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jan 30, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Similar to Vriesea fenestralis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vriesea_fenestralis


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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Resembles this one too:
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 30, 2016 3:44 PM CST
I think you nailed it Lin!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2016 3:50 PM CST
LOL, I don't know if it is that one but it sure looks a lot like it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vriesea_ospinae_var._gruberi
http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2010/02/rand...
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