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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Dec 12, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Want to add these pix to ATP database but don't have plant id. Found in garden center in Ft Lauderdale and at QEII Botanical Gardens in Grand Cayman.



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 13, 2011 5:01 AM CST
Look like Bromeliads from what I can see of them.

There are many of them!! Sticking tongue out


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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 13, 2011 6:27 AM CST
I believe it is Aechmea blanchetiana, very common around here but none the less beautiful.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 13, 2011 6:28 AM CST
Hm, maybe put it in the ID forum, this is Cactus and Tender Succulents.... Whistling
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 13, 2011 6:36 AM CST
Yes, could be the Aechmea blanchetiana bromeliad if they are common there. Looks like more than one kind of bromeliad in the pictures.
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: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 13, 2011 9:22 AM CST
I think they are the same. This Plant gets more orange as it gets more sun, so if it is in part-shade it will not be as brilliant and be more greenish. They are awesome plants! I have several blooming now. They get big, and their saw-toothed edges are vicious, but it's worth it!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 13, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Could very well be the same. I love the looks of it. Thumbs up
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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Dec 13, 2011 3:29 PM CST
I emailed the garden center and will let you know. I googled your suggestion Hetty and I think you may be right. Will let you know.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 13, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Hurray!
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: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Hummingbirder Butterflies
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gardenersdetective
Dec 15, 2011 10:11 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:I believe it is Aechmea blanchetiana, very common around here but none the less beautiful.


Yes Hetty you are correct. They nursery also called it the full sun bromeliad.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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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
Dec 16, 2011 2:52 AM CST
Are all of the pictures the same plant?
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: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Hummingbirder Butterflies
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gardenersdetective
Dec 16, 2011 1:01 PM CST
Yes Tee. Added the pix to the data base. So funny, I thought it was some sort of succulent. Should have guessed by the color it was a tropical Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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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
Dec 16, 2011 1:18 PM CST
Lovey dubby
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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