- thank you. I had actually done some research on nurseries in Oberlin, OH and come to that conclusion, too, when their name matched the initials on the sticker, but their website was too generic to discern what type of bromeliad this was. They simply had a page labeled "Bromeliads", unfortunately.
- Lin, thank you! Why do the pictures for Scarlet Star look so different? The picture you submitted is actually the closest in color to what mine originally was, although the form is different. Is the plant in the picture your own? You sort of confirmed what I suspected about the mother plant...right after I bought it, I did some research on bromeliads and I remember reading that the mother plant usually takes a couple of years to turn red and start producing pups and then, if I recall correctly, only lives about a total of 4 years, dying after it's given birth to some number of pups. Is that correct? Also, if they are epiphytic, do you know why they are potted in soil? My understanding is that epiphytic plants (like air plants, right?) grow on other plants/surfaces and don't require (often don't do well in) soil and get their nutrients from the air and the moisture from the humidity/mist in their natural, tropical environments. Why would they pot them?