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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 3, 2021 9:35 AM CST
Time for a March bromeliad thread, we came from here.... The thread "February 2021" in Bromeliads forum

Bunches of bromeliads crammed into my tiny garden.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Mar 3, 2021 10:25 AM CST
Looking good! Thanks for starting the new thread.
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 5, 2021 7:16 AM CST
Weather has been so nice, the colors of the bromeliads with the warm days and cool nights is making for a beautiful display in the garden.

Billbergia 'Strawberry'
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Neoregelia Donger (pink) and N. Popoki (yellow/green)
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Aechmea 'JC superstar'
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Billbergia 'Simpatico'
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 6, 2021 4:58 PM CST
Noticed today that my Aechmea caudata 'Patches' is going to flower soon. Hurray!
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 7, 2021 6:45 AM CST
Nice looking Aechmea Scott, thanks for the nut too. Thumbs up
Name: TK
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Macrocentra
Mar 7, 2021 10:36 AM CST
Beautiful Bromeliads!

I always get kinda jealous browsing these threads and seeing the beautiful plants posted. I hope I can have a nice bromeliad garden one day. My climate just doesn't work for them...

That, and it's near impossible to find different bromeliad species in my area. It's always the same two kinds. Nothing fancy. I do have a few. But bromeliads can get kind of awkward to house indoors given their width. Hilarious!
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 7, 2021 12:07 PM CST
Macrocentra said:Beautiful Bromeliads!

I always get kinda jealous browsing these threads and seeing the beautiful plants posted. I hope I can have a nice bromeliad garden one day. My climate just doesn't work for them...

That, and it's near impossible to find different bromeliad species in my area. It's always the same two kinds. Nothing fancy. I do have a few. But bromeliads can get kind of awkward to house indoors given their width. Hilarious!


Yeah but you can grow tulips, I love tulips.
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Mar 7, 2021 12:16 PM CST
...and peonies and lilacs, etc...... Sighing!
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 7, 2021 1:23 PM CST
Macrocentra said:Beautiful Bromeliads!

I always get kinda jealous browsing these threads and seeing the beautiful plants posted. I hope I can have a nice bromeliad garden one day. My climate just doesn't work for them...

That, and it's near impossible to find different bromeliad species in my area. It's always the same two kinds. Nothing fancy. I do have a few. But bromeliads can get kind of awkward to house indoors given their width. Hilarious!


There are many small growing types of Bromeliads, that would easily sit on a windowsill.
Here is Neoregelia 'White Hot Embers' for example that is growing in a 4" orchid basket.

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Do you have a favorite color or type of Bromeliad?

Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 9, 2021 7:44 AM CST
@Macrocentra Scot's right, there are smaller bromeliads that with good light and some humidity you can grow them inside, I'm sure you can even use grow lights to obtain the nice coloring. Are you able to order bromeliads through the mail there in Canada? The Skotak's mini bromeliads don't produce offsets as fast as some mini's do, they'd be more manageable indoors. I have many of these small Skotak's and they can take some pretty cold temperatures, even into the 30's.
This one is also in a 4 inch orchid basket, I've had it for well over two years, nice small size.
Skotak C, Beach E
NEOREGELIA 'Aventura'

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Name: TK
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Macrocentra
Mar 9, 2021 5:23 PM CST
I'd have to look around some more. I don't often see a variety of species for sale anywhere though. A have a few bigger ones indoors. They just take up a lot of room. Hilarious!

No specifics in terms of favorites. Though I always like nice stripes and spots on them. Smiling
That Neo is quite pretty though!
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 14, 2021 5:04 PM CST
Macrocentra said:I'd have to look around some more. I don't often see a variety of species for sale anywhere though. A have a few bigger ones indoors. They just take up a lot of room. Hilarious!

No specifics in terms of favorites. Though I always like nice stripes and spots on them. Smiling
That Neo is quite pretty though!

Are Billbergias seen in your area?
Many interesting Billbergia hybrids that do not have a upright growth habit without a large leafspread.

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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 14, 2021 8:07 PM CST
Here is a interesting Neoregelia that I am keeping a close eye on as it grows but looks nothing like what I was expecting.

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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 15, 2021 6:30 AM CST
ScotTi said:Here is a interesting Neoregelia that I am keeping a close eye on as it grows but looks nothing like what I was expecting.

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What is it?
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Mar 15, 2021 6:32 AM CST
Bunches of bromeliads
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Mar 15, 2021 6:19 PM CST
Beautiful, Sherri! I have a lot of broms, but they are sitting in the greenhouse waiting for summer. I wish they could be planted outdoors.
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 15, 2021 10:25 PM CST
I have a lot of broms, too. I just need to collect them all up and make them into a proper display so I can see what they're doing.

Today I was out watering randomly with the hose. This nice Aechmea fasciata has been living on a stump for at least 3 years, and was all full of oak leaves plus had some gnarly looking dead leaves attached. I gave a gentle pull, and the whole thing came away including a large section of the stump (and a large number of ants, I might add . . . ) Two adult plants that I think have both bloomed, and there are at least 3 nice looking pups. Now to figure out where to place it and how, so it will grow into a luxurious display clump.


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Elaine

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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Mar 16, 2021 6:04 AM CST
Nice healthy looking Aechmea there Elaine. They do well with filtered sun, those ants do like bromeliads.

I have been cleaning out leaves, first the blower and then the hose to get them really clean, those fussy oak flowers are still falling and making such a mess.
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 16, 2021 5:37 PM CST
Sherri, I purchased 2 early last summer as Neoregelia 'Groves Puppy Love' as small pups.
Both have the same coloration at this time. It may be one of the Neoregelias that will color better in warmer temperatures.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Mar 17, 2021 8:51 AM CST
Poor old mother Magali, she just hangs in there producing more pups. There are four young ones coming along this time. It is hard not to compost one when they look this bad but have patience.
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Neo 'Plever' has colored up nicely and I like the look in spite of the bird poop. (I need to groom more before I take pictures.)
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