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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jan 2, 2020 4:51 PM CST
New Year and new beginnings.
I have made a resolution to get every Bromeliad in my collection a aluminum name tag.
The 1"x3.23" tags hold up extremely well.
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Aechmea gamosepala enjoying the great temperatures with a show of matchsticks.
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 2, 2020 5:47 PM CST
Nice show Scott but how do you keep the squirrels from snitching your tags. Hilarious!
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jan 2, 2020 6:30 PM CST
I had a few copper tags one time. They didn't hold up very well. Maybe aluminum will do better. Plus your climate is different from mine.

But one always has to look out for squirrels. And what about gators?
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 2, 2020 6:37 PM CST
If a gator wants my labels he or she is welcome to them. Whistling
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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
Jan 3, 2020 5:45 PM CST
I have not had a problem with squirrels taking the tags.
The tags come with a small thin wire for easy attachment to plants. For the Bromeliads that I grow in the wooden orchid baskets and coco lined baskets, I use the upturned wire.
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For inground plants I use 8" aluminum gutter nails or the U shaped landscape fabric pins inserted in the ground with the tag attached.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jan 4, 2020 4:20 PM CST
I've never seen the aluminum tags, where do you get them?

I have several Aechmea orlandianas starting a flowers..This seems to be there time. I have another one starting a flower also, but not pictured.
A. orlandiana 'Reverse Ensign'
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A. orlandiana 'Ensign'
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A. orlandiana 'White Knight'
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Name: Mike
Hollywood Fl
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Waykoolplantz
Jan 5, 2020 7:34 AM CST
I have a older dymo that presses into aluminum ....but they deteriorate after a few years.
While it's nice keeping track of things...I am not really into displaying plant names. Makes it feel like a plant zoo...and there's always one label that annoyingly catches the late afternoon sun to reflect in my eyes.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 5, 2020 7:57 AM CST
That is always an issue for botanical gardens, they want to educate but often feel the labels take away from the overall design when the purpose is to show how a plant can be used in a garden.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jan 5, 2020 9:51 AM CST
Sherri, I order the tags from EBay. I usually find the 50ct packs with prices in the $12-$15 range including shipping.

Mike, I understand the annoying look of the name tags and agree. The larger plants the tags are easy to hide the tag within. The smaller type Bromeliads I overspray the tag with a dull aluminum paint and when dry engrave with the name. The overspray stops the reflection of light.
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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
Jan 5, 2020 10:04 AM CST
The Billbergia 'Foster's Striate' are about to display their first flower show of the year.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jan 5, 2020 12:58 PM CST
I used to use those tags! They are great!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jan 6, 2020 5:11 PM CST
A few bloomers....my little tree mounted Guzmaina is blooming again
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Acanthostachys strobilacea is also starting up
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And whichever Bil this is is looking like my fave colors
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jan 7, 2020 6:43 AM CST
Looking good Gina!
Here is my first new Bromeliad addition for 2020. This unknown was the oddball amongst the Guzmania's at my local ACE. My first thought was a Neoregelia, but I am leaning towards Nidularium at this time.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jan 7, 2020 6:48 AM CST
I separated a pup off of STALKER and its doing well in my terrarium
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 7, 2020 3:48 PM CST
Look what followed me home today, label only said Neoregelia. It is a large plant, about 20" across and I am thinking 'Magali' or 'Treasure Royale' - or maybe neither. Shrug!
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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
Jan 7, 2020 5:04 PM CST
ardesia said:Look what followed me home today, label only said Neoregelia. It is a large plant, about 20" across and I am thinking 'Magali' or 'Treasure Royale' - or maybe neither. Shrug!
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Looks like 'Magali' IMO. 'Treasure Royal' has light speckling on the leaves.
'Magali' is the top red Bromeliad in my eyes.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 7, 2020 5:31 PM CST
Thanks Scott, I really like this one and I never buy the larger plants, I usually prefer the minis, but I could not resist.
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
Jan 8, 2020 2:02 PM CST
ardesia said:Thanks Scott, I really like this one and I never buy the larger plants, I usually prefer the minis, but I could not resist.


Alice, You definitely stepped up from the minis. My 'Magali' has 3.5" wide leaves with a total plant spread of 27". The very glossy leaves make it a little difficult to photograph as they easily reflects light in the shade.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jan 8, 2020 2:20 PM CST
Anybody recognize me? I have been hanging around the greenhouse for years, and this year I decided after several years of being stingy to bloom. My owner is a bad owner and lost my tag and can't remember my name.

I am smooth and spineless, and I am an oddball species she remembers that much. This photo of my bloom spike is out of focus but you can get the idea, she will take another when I actually bloom. My spike is VERY LONG. I am green except for striations at the bases of my leaves. I pup easily. There are some others of my kind hanging around here somewhere






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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
Jan 8, 2020 5:15 PM CST
Annnn-tic-aaa-pation. That is a cool brom Gina, it will be interesting to see the bloom.

27" Scott? Wow, that is an awesome amount of color. I'm up to it, Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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