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Aug 1, 2020 4:11 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
Here we are in new month. I will share a photo of a new addition to the ever-growing Bromeliad collection.
Introducing Neoregelia 'Burnsie's Spiral'
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'Burnsie's Spiral' was a natural sport produced by carolinae tricolor.
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Aug 1, 2020 4:53 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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That is one cheerful looking plant. Nice addition, when is the tour of your garden scheduled? Hilarious!
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Aug 1, 2020 4:58 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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That is one group that I have not added to lately. I might have to see what might work this late in the
season. Of course, I am in very hot and humid Houston, TX so what I would be looking for in August are Bromeliads
that don't have a big problem with heat and humidity and when winter comes can deal with some freezing temperatures
because I will be growing them outside. We pretty much grow everything outside because the 4 cats have the indoors.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Aug 2, 2020 2:01 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
I will tease with another new addition. 😁
Ladies and gentlemen here is a look at Neoregelia 'Fireball' striated.
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Crossing Fingers! it grows as well as the regular 'Fireball'.
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Aug 3, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Scott, I have that one, I think I even sent one to Lynn. It is very prolific like most fireballs are. Got it two years ago, had five plants at a Bromeliad Society sale, the full plant pic was taken in May this year, you can see how fast it grows. This one gets redder with more sun, the green plants are more shaded where it hangs, the red are out in more sun.
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Aug 5, 2020 6:48 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Neo. 'Fireball' striated is really nice and yes, thanks to Sherri, I have a lovely pup from her gorgeous clump of plants!!

Mine is temporarily stuck in a coconut planter along with Neo. 'Mo Peppa Please' (also a gift from Sherri) and a little 'Hot Embers' that came from Bromeliad Pardise.
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Aug 5, 2020 7:26 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
Looks good Lin. I like the three together. Thumbs up
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Aug 5, 2020 4:49 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
Loving the photos Sherri and Lin. 👍
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Aug 5, 2020 5:30 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 'Radioactive'
Got this one as a little unrooted pup last year. The purchased pup rooted but did not grow. It produced a pup that grew quickly and today looks like what I was expecting.

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Aug 5, 2020 5:36 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Oooh, very nice, love the coloration on that one! Thumbs up
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Aug 5, 2020 5:43 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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I got two new ones in the mail today.

Portea petropolitana extensa. The mother plant is 20 inches and the pup is about 15 inches. No evidence of her having bloomed yet.
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Neoregelia ampullaacea 'Black Cherry'
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Aug 5, 2020 5:55 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Uh Oh, you have it bad. Whistling
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Aug 5, 2020 5:59 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Yes, I'm waiting on two more shipments. Six more plants total.
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Aug 5, 2020 6:05 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Aug 5, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Well I don't have any new Tilandsia but here are pictures of the old ones out on the deck
the web does not understand I will get these on this post even two at a time!!
Here is what I know and you all can identify them.
I have two of each of the following: T. butzii; T. bulbosa; T. caput medusae; T. filifolia and
T. ionantha and I also have one T. 'Houston' Light Pink and one T. tectorum 'Ecuador'
Pic #1 and Pic #2
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Pic #3 and Pic #4
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Pic #5 and Pic # 6
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Pic # 7 and Pic #8
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Pic #9 and Pic # 10
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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Aug 6, 2020 4:35 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Love the way you have mounted them, they look great.
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Aug 6, 2020 7:52 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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I just have to figure out which is which?? Grumbling Confused Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Aug 6, 2020 4:20 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
Willinator said:I just have to figure out which is which?? Grumbling Confused Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Here are my thoughts on your Tillandsias.
butzii pictures 8 & 10
bulbosa pictures 1 & 9
caput medusa 2 & 6
filifolia 🤔 I do not see in your pictures (pic below) as it has thread leaf blades.
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ionantha comes in different forms with the different cultivars. I have only personally seen ionantha as a small compact plant.
I do not see the Houston or tectorum 'Ecuador' in your above post photos.

Tillandsia lovers share your thoughts of proposed Id's agree or disagree.
I have no clue on pictures 3,4,5 & 7
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Aug 6, 2020 5:55 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Ferns Peppers
Roses Sedums Sempervivums
Well @ScotTi I can tell you what I sort of know!

T. caput medusae are Pic # 4 and Pic #7 for sure.
I think you are right Pic # 8 and Pic # 10 do look like T. butzii
You are probably right about Pic #1 and Pic #9 being T. bulbosa

This is a picture of T. 'Houston' Light Pink
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Here is a picture of T. tectorum 'Ecuador'
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I am guessing that Pic # 2 and Pic # 6 are large
and I think they are the T. Ionantha

So the plants that I really just don't know are
Pic # 3 and Pic # 5 which I don't think are T. filifolia
So what did I get and what about
Pic # 8 and Pic # 10 which I thought were T. filifolia
but are likely T. butzii instead.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Aug 6, 2020 9:44 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Ferns Peppers
Roses Sedums Sempervivums
Well I was looking at various Air Plants at the Air Plant Shop where I got my
Tillandsia and the ones which look the most like the Tillandsia that I got are
Pic # 2 and Pic # 6 look like Tillandsia seleriana OK everyone what do you think
about these two pictures
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And do these pictures Pic # 3 and Pic # 5 look like Tillandsia baileyi
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