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Aug 3, 2019 7:38 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
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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Aug 4, 2019 12:31 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
Anticipation and excitement builds.

X Neomea 'Mars'
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Aug 4, 2019 1:45 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
Outstanding is right, 'Blazing Fire' is about to ignite.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Aug 7, 2019 1:53 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
Neoregelia 'Tiger Cub' is now flowering.
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Leaves are heavily barred on the undersides.
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Aug 8, 2019 4:46 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
Glad you found 'Blazing Fire' Scott, mine is pupping now. Great close up of 'Tiger cubs' flowers too.
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Aug 8, 2019 4:50 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
Aechmea blanchetiana updated pics, a hummer has been visiting it daily.
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Aug 10, 2019 11:10 AM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
ScotTi said:Anticipation and excitement builds.

X Neomea 'Mars'
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The flowering begins.




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Aug 10, 2019 3:13 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
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.
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Aug 15, 2019 5:21 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
Maybe you prefer your Neoregelia 'Spicy Hot'!!!

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Aug 18, 2019 12:06 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
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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Aug 18, 2019 4:23 PM CST
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
I wish I could grow some of them here.
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Aug 18, 2019 4:30 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
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.
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Aug 19, 2019 6:32 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
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...
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Aug 20, 2019 7:16 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Aug 20, 2019 7:42 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
They both look great Gina!
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Aug 21, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Aug 21, 2019 6:41 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
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.
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Aug 21, 2019 7:45 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
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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Aug 21, 2019 7:48 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
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.
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Aug 21, 2019 10:47 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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