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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Aug 3, 2019 7:38 PM CST
Earlier this year I obtained a small offset of Neoregelia 'Blazing Fire' after seeing the photos of Sherri's plant.
The coloration that I am now witnessing first hand is outstanding.

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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
Aug 4, 2019 12:31 PM CST
Anticipation and excitement builds.

X Neomea 'Mars'
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Aug 4, 2019 1:45 PM CST
Outstanding is right, 'Blazing Fire' is about to ignite.
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
Aug 7, 2019 1:53 PM CST
Neoregelia 'Tiger Cub' is now flowering.
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Leaves are heavily barred on the undersides.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 8, 2019 4:46 AM CST
Glad you found 'Blazing Fire' Scott, mine is pupping now. Great close up of 'Tiger cubs' flowers too.

Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 8, 2019 4:50 AM CST
Aechmea blanchetiana updated pics, a hummer has been visiting it daily.
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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
Aug 10, 2019 11:10 AM CST
ScotTi said:Anticipation and excitement builds.

X Neomea 'Mars'
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The flowering begins.




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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Aug 10, 2019 3:13 PM CST
Other than those wicked looking thorns, that one is drop dead gorgeous. Lovey dubby Probably some of the best color I have seen in the bracts.
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
Aug 15, 2019 5:21 PM CST
Maybe you prefer your Neoregelia 'Spicy Hot'!!!

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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 18, 2019 12:06 PM CST
Nice Scott, I never mind thorns, I think it is my way of making up for not being able to grow many succulents, after-all my gardening started in S. Calif. Spicy hot is neat looking too.

I just got home and found two of my Aechmea Chantinii blooming again. They are really green now from all the wet humid weather, but get more of a black and white in the winter months, but so far they seem to bloom in the summer.


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Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Aug 18, 2019 4:23 PM CST
I wish I could grow some of them here.
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 18, 2019 4:30 PM CST
Michael, mine survived well in Beaufort for a numbeer of years. I did toss a blanket over them on reallly cold nights but those times were few and far between. Mine were in pots which I think made the difference, had they been in the cool damp ground they might not have survived.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 19, 2019 6:32 AM CST
There are some pretty cold hard bromeliads, some can take cold as low as mid 20's for a time. The Aechmea I just posted can take down to freezing for a bit, I do have a drop cloth on that shelf but doesn't keep them much warmer, just keeps frost off.

List of cold hardy bromeliads from Tropiflora:

http://www.sfbromeliad.org/col...
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Aug 20, 2019 7:16 PM CST
Pink Panties has a pup that is almost the same size as the original plant. I can't decide if I want to take it off and start a new pot or leave it....it will have to be greenhouse anyway this winter if we get a freeze (along with my 8 already separated large Ae. blanchietianas) hopefully it won;t frost or freeze this year, they were able to stay out all winter last year. The coloration is really sweet right now, I am afraid if they have to go in in November/December they will fade in lower light
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I'm also on the fence about separating Red Candles
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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
Aug 20, 2019 7:42 PM CST
They both look great Gina!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Aug 21, 2019 5:30 AM CST
I am leaning toward just leaving them til next Spring...if I have to move them in it will then be two pots not four LOL
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Aug 21, 2019 6:41 AM CST
Seriously, leave them out and toss a blanket over them on the few cold nights. Inexpensive polartec from the dollar stores works well and is easy to wash and store.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 21, 2019 7:45 AM CST
Wow pink panties is holding on to that beautiful coloring. Thumbs up
This is about the latest I will separate a bromeliad to give it time to acclimate before the cold nights, but most mine stay out with a frost cloth over them. I think Red candles looks great the way it is, that is one that will look good with many plants in one pot...IMO.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Aug 21, 2019 7:48 AM CST
ardesia said:Seriously, leave them out and toss a blanket over them on the few cold nights. Inexpensive polartec from the dollar stores works well and is easy to wash and store.


What is polartec? I did a search and just come up with clothing.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Aug 21, 2019 10:47 AM CST
I have some 'real' frost cloth, its the really thick spun woven type. I used to use it all the time when we froze in town, before we moved out here and I got the GH. It sup in the garage attic!
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