Bromeliads forum: February 2019 Bromeliads

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 16, 2019 8:25 AM CST
Yep. Off topic but I am making a new art piece for a show in March, the theme is 'Fins, Feathers and Fur'. I can only imagine what the painters and photographers will enter, LOL. Paintings of their dogs maybe? I had this idea that I want to make one of my beadwork 'story balls' and place on it different animals, insects, plants and sea life. I plan to call it 'Ark', and its a reference to the mass extinction which will likely occur with the continuation of climate change. So far I have the large ball made (hand sewn ball covered in layers of dyed silk 'hankies' and a beadwork starfish. I want to try to work in some plants but the idea has not hit me of how to do it yet. It will take a while, but I think I will really be proud of it when its done.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Feb 16, 2019 10:12 AM CST
The members here show their creativity and is evident in the Broms Holiday thread.
I picked this up last summer at a yard sale. I have a idea for a Bromeliad planting using it, but yet it still sits in the garage untouched. 🤔
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 16, 2019 11:21 AM CST
I have no idea what these are but, they have been growing in my yard for years.

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I just got this one a couple of days ago, Aechmea gamosepela.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 16, 2019 11:52 AM CST
One and two are I believe a Neophytum. I have the same plant. VERY hardy, its grown in the yard for years both here and my old house (I brought some with me). I used to know the name but forgot it
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Feb 16, 2019 11:53 AM CST
I think your unknown might be a Cryptbergia Cryptbergia (XBiltanthus 'Red Burst') .
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 16, 2019 12:04 PM CST
That's it! I remember now!!!!!
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2019 4:42 PM CST
Noticed a tiny little froggie hiding in Billbergia Casa Blanca this afternoon.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Feb 16, 2019 6:44 PM CST
Look what I spotted today on the Ananas comosus...


North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Feb 16, 2019 8:44 PM CST
Very nice!
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Feb 16, 2019 10:23 PM CST
Love the little froggy, Lin! Smiling
Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Feb 17, 2019 7:07 AM CST
Cute little visitor Lin and your hose looks like the two black racers I saw yesterday.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 17, 2019 7:26 AM CST
Scot, Yeah for the little red pineapple. The statue needs some hair of the bromeliad kind.

I've been so busy cleaning leaves out of bromelaids, finding all kinds of frogs, spiders, lizards living in them. Some acorns were starting to sprout in the cups, a little oak was starting to grow in one of my plants. Sheesh.
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I snapped a few photos of this Neo. fireball planter display at Leu Gardens, there is a big hunk of driftwood in the middle with a Tillandsia on it. I'm now in search for a nice hunk of driftwood.

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 17, 2019 10:21 AM CST
ardesia said:Cute little visitor Lin and your hose looks like the two black racers I saw yesterday.

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I had to go back and look at that picture to be sure I hadn't missed a snake because we have a very large resident black snake which startles me every time I come across it ... but the black you see in my above photo isn't a snake, or a hose ... it's an old metal basket that the broms are sitting in. I guess the lighting made it look like a hose. Green Grin!
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Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Feb 17, 2019 12:01 PM CST
LOL, I see it now but it sure looks like a racer..... Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Feb 17, 2019 11:23 PM CST
And I really thought it was a garden hose. Hilarious!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 18, 2019 6:40 AM CST
Snakes are definitely out liking the warmer weather here. We saw a black racer while walking our dogs yesterday!
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Feb 18, 2019 1:40 PM CST
Neoregelia MacWilliamsii is in full color now.
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Neoregelia Compacta
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Looks are the same Compacta just a smaller version of Macwilliamsii.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 18, 2019 2:11 PM CST
Updated photo of my Orlandiana blooms.


A. 'White Knight'
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A. 'Charcoal' Two blooming same time
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Feb 24, 2019 4:57 PM CST
I find this Aechmea Fasciata interesting with the purple/black coloring on the inner most lower leaf surfaces.
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Leaf undersides...

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Last summers flower bract.


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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 24, 2019 6:48 PM CST
That one is unusual, Scott. Really nice!
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