Plant ID forum: Got one for you!!!

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 7:38 AM CST

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This is from top. I think it is a Bromaliad of some sort.
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It has a baby and I just transplanted it, I brought it in for the winter.
Thank you, All.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 19, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Yes, a Bromeliad ... one of the Aechmeas, I think, but I'm not entirely sure which one. Tiger Stripe? Perhaps someone else can narrow it down further. Nice specimen.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 11:31 AM CST
It is a rough textured plant. Nothing soft about it but very pleasing to look at.
Thank you Tee.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Oct 19, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Yes, the Aechmea Bromeliads have toothed edges on the leaf margins and some can be very leathery and rough textured. I just can't pin this one down to a variety name off the top of my head.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 1:07 PM CST
I'll show it to some of my Aussie folks, they will know. They got these things growing all over down there. Wouldn't you love to see Australia with all it's unique plants and animals??? I sure would.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 19, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Sure would.

This is the closest I've seen but no positive ID there, I don't think. :glare:

http://www.soenyun.com/Blog/tag/bromeliads/ (scroll down to "ooh scary").
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Yes that's it! You have to be careful with the edge, It's not cut me but if grabbed rough enough it would let you know it. Thanks girl.
I'm going to add you to my Charley list if you wish. No Charge. But there's no charge anyhow, just love the mule. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Oct 19, 2011 1:50 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2011 2:20 PM CST
My first thought was Chryptanthus zonatus: http://www.google.com/search?q=cryptanthus+zonatus&hl=en&biw...

http://bromeliads.gardenwebs.net/Cryptanthus.zonatus.jpg

But with those sharp teeth it is probably one of the Aechmea chantinii group: http://www.google.com/search?q=Aechmea+chantinii&hl=en&biw=1...
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 2:24 PM CST
I had it in the shade, guess that would change it's leaf color.
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
Oct 19, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Yes, if in full sun they sometimes get very colorful.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 19, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Thank you girls...
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Oct 19, 2011 2:46 PM CST
Not a Cryptanthus for sure. I've had several.

If anyone comes up with the exact variety name, please do post it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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