Plant ID forum: which bromeliad is this?

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 1:05 PM CST
I wish I were more careful about keeping up with
plant names when I began gardening. There are
two kinds in this strawberry pot because I didn't
have enough to fill with the pink ones, which I like
better.
Louise
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Nov 7, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Possible a variety of Cryptanthus bivittatus, but which cultivar I would even attempt to guess.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Cryptanthus&hl=en&tbo=u&rlz=...
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 7, 2012 1:13 PM CST
I agree with C. bivittatus.
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Thanks for the guidance. I'll check it out and would
like to add it to the database if I can find a reliable name.
Louise
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Jay,
OMG!!!!!! I checked out the link and was absolutely amazed!
I didn't know that there were sooooo many colors. I actually
gasped. So many plants, so little time.
Louise
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 4:19 PM CST
Louise: You can upload you lovely photo here:

Earth Star (Cryptanthus bivittatus)

Just scroll down to the bottom and under where it says "Adding Actions", click on upload a photo.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 4:22 PM CST
louise said: There are
two kinds in this strawberry pot because I didn't
have enough to fill with the pink ones, which I like
better.
Louise
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Louise: My Cryptanthus revert back to the green color when they don't get enough light. They retain the pink color when in high light conditions.

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 4:27 PM CST
lin,
I went to the link, clicked on 'upload a photo', chose the picture from
my desk top, clicked choose, it uploaded. I went to see if I could find
it with all the others but it wasn't there. I even went back to this thread,
then back to the link and it still wasn't there. Is there a waiting time for
approval? I could see the Alocasia that I included immediately.

Louise
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 4:35 PM CST
lin,
About the color, this plant is placed in front of a triple window
and under a 2'x8' skylight. It probably wouldn't be so vivid if
I moved it somewhere else in the garden room (16'x20'). It
has started making new plants everywhere and I know I will
have to repot it soon, which I don't look forward to. I like the
way I've enjoyed it for a long time. It will take a while to look
this way again. But, that's the joy of gardening (I'm telling myself).
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Louise, yes there is a "waiting" queue where photo's are held until one of the database moderator's approves it. I don't see the Cryptanthus in that waiting queue and it's not on the Cryptanthus page either so I'm not sure what happened. Maybe you can try again? If it gets uploaded twice we can submit a proposal for one to be deleted.

Cryptanthus is pretty easy to repot ... find a wider pot and just stick them (and any of the new little babies) all around on top of the soil; just gently press them into the soil.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 6:01 PM CST
Louise: I see your Alocasia in the waiting queue ... that's Alocasia 'Frydek' so you should upload it here too: African Mask (Alocasia micholitziana)
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 6:11 PM CST
lin: What's the difference in the waiting list queue and the link to the previous post above?
I need to search the articles for detailed info on site use.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Oops ... forgive me, I'm being a true "older" blonde tonight! Green Grin!

The "Waiting Queue" is an area where all uploaded plants are placed until they are approved by a database monitor. The purpose is to be sure each plant goes to the correct location instead of for instance: a "Rose" would belong in the Rosa database but the "Rose of Sharon" would belong in the Hibiscus database. Some plants have an entry for the "Parent Plant" which gives general information for all plants in that particular genus (i.e. Alocasia). Your Alocasia appears to be the cultivar named Frydek so there is also an entry for the Alocasia Frydek separate from the parent plant where any Alocasia photo can be entered, for instance one which you don't know the cultivar name.

Gosh, does that make sense? I'm so not good at trying to explain things. *Blush* but I hope it makes sense.
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Thanks, I'm just trying to learn about how to classify what I have. Sadly,
I didn't think I would ever consider it necessary - but, I'm sorting things
out slowly. I found that it doesn't stick the first time. Crying
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 6:47 PM CST
LOL, I'm getting old and I find that things I knew for many years are not sticking anymore. Smiling I've been into plants and gardening for 45 years ... I've learned a lot over the years but sadly nowadays I can stand and stare at a particular plant that I've grown for many years and totally draw a blank to it's name. Green Grin! The older I get the more things don't stick in my brain but I still love my plants. I tell my husband not to worry until I look at him one day .... and can't remember his name. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 7:09 PM CST
nodding I'm only laughing with you, not at you. I'm 81 and my recall
could use lots of improvement. I'v started telling myself, in my mind, the
name of most people that I see on TV just to exercise my power of recall.
I'm planning to practice piano much more because reading music has
been proven to sharpen the mind. I retired from 33 years of teaching
a year ago this May.

Love my plants!!!! (and ATP),
Louise
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 7, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Louise, look in the box top left where you search for plants. At the bottom of that box you will see "Moderation queues" and next to that there's "images" where you will find any photos uploaded waiting to be approved.

http://garden.org/plants/
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Nov 7, 2012 7:29 PM CST
Will do! Thanks for the help.
Louise
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2012 4:14 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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