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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
May 29, 2019 6:29 AM CST
Donna seems to be enjoying the heat outside.
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 29, 2019 7:57 AM CST
Stunning!
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Name: TT
MS Gulf Coast
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hiyall
May 29, 2019 8:50 AM CST
Scott, Looks like Donna is enjoying heat outside and purple rain!

Since I repotted the Billbergia, I watered it in the pot and in the plant cups. How often do you water the bromeliads? This one has grown and bloomed with our average rainfall and no special attention.
Wondering since repotted if it needs extra water and TLC.

Stopped at Lowes to check out their bromeliads. Disappointed at plants and prices. Did get idea for new project. When done, I can post new and different photos!
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 29, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Good question Sherri, I never had to water the broms at my last home, between rain and an occasional irrigation system watering they thrived. Here where they are in full sun I find I do have to water and right now (it hasn't rained here in forever) I am watering daily. I wonder if that is really necessary but they look so dry.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
May 29, 2019 4:55 PM CST
I err to the dry side also with my Bromeliads.
Here is a unknown past peek flowering I ran across over the weekend and decided it needed a home. Cleaned of oak leaves and given all new potting medium.

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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
May 30, 2019 6:36 AM CST
I don't worry about my bromeliads in a drought as much as my tender tropicals, they're pretty tough and can really go awhile even with no water in the cups. However a brand new plant I'd at least keep water in the cups, but an established plant can go much longer, if in filtered light or shade. Right now I'd be careful even with sunloving bromeliads since humidity is so low in afternoons and early evening. I have a few that get a lot of sun and I am keeping water in the cups of those.

If a bromeliad's leaves start to curl it needs water.

If I watered everyday I'd never leave the garden Hilarious! I have a good three hundred of them and they're not in the irrigation zones.
Name: TT
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hiyall
May 30, 2019 7:05 PM CST
Saw posts of confusing names of Bromeliad sold at store. This one was bought at store last year when in bloom for Mother's day. What type is it? My test is whether the 2 pups will bloom?
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
May 30, 2019 7:59 PM CST
hiyall said:Saw posts of confusing names of Bromeliad sold at store. This one was bought at store last year when in bloom for Mother's day. What type is it? My test is whether the 2 pups will bloom?
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Looks to be a Guzmania and the pups look good and healthy. I gave a few flowering Guzmania a try for the first time last Year and hope to get the pups they produced to flower someday.
Guzmania are probably the most commonly sold type in retail stores.


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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
May 30, 2019 8:18 PM CST
ScotTi said:Sherri, I wish I had known at the time with my first plant about the handling of a upper pupper. "Live and learn" as they say.

I see only one little pup with no signs of another.
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My thought with my plant having the one pup is just cutting off the leaves below the pup and replanting with the pup at soil level.

Look what I noticed today.

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I guess it decided two pups are better than one.

Name: TT
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hiyall
May 30, 2019 8:33 PM CST
Thanks for info about Guzmania. It has grown. When I set it up for pic, the pups do look healthy, though they felt hollow. I will keep watch to see if they bloom. I think this may be why my library friend lost interest
Plant in bloom and packed for gift looks great. After blooming, just green leaves. Hope for 2nd bloom! Crossing Fingers!
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
May 31, 2019 5:19 AM CST
hiyall said:Saw posts of confusing names of Bromeliad sold at store. This one was bought at store last year when in bloom for Mother's day. What type is it? My test is whether the 2 pups will bloom?
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Be patient, some of my Guzmanias take two to three years to bloom again, stick it somewhere in the garden where it gets rain and filtered sun and it will do fine.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
May 31, 2019 5:21 AM CST
That's great Scott! Thumbs up
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
May 31, 2019 6:04 AM CST
Noticed this morning that this Guzmania looks to be coming into flowering mode.

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Jun 2, 2019 5:49 AM CST
ScotTi said:Noticed this today and find it Interesting. This Brom was purchased as a Aechmea. I was told it was from Ecuador and was rare.

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Here is a update thought. This is not a Aechmea at all. I believe it is actually my Canistrum seidelianum.
I purchased both the Aechmea and Canistrum at the same time as pups and somewhere along the line the name tags were mixed up.
I saw the mother plant of the Canistrum in full flower at the time. The coloring of the bract is way off at this time but may be that will change as it comes closer to actual flowering.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jun 5, 2019 5:56 AM CST
I believe you're right Scott. Thumbs up
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jun 5, 2019 8:34 AM CST
I have never heard of a Canistrum, there certainly are a lot of little known bromeliads out there.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Jun 5, 2019 2:52 PM CST
ardesia said:I have never heard of a Canistrum, there certainly are a lot of little known bromeliads out there.


Alice, Canistrum is rather a small group. The FCBS lists 13 species and 6 cultivars.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Master Gardener: Florida Organic Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus
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ardesia
Jun 5, 2019 6:48 PM CST
Gotcha, thanks.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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