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#1 JD in the OC

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:29 AM

Palmcrazy inspired me to start a post with some bromeliads you may not see every day...

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Aec. fendleri variegated
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:33 AM

Neo. Oli Gem
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:36 AM

Neo. Barbarian Gold
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Neo. Black & Lime
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xOrthomea Vandergraff (Aec. x Ortho.)
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

I'm really starting to like bromeliads. Nice collection. :greenthumb:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

They can be very addictive but I am restricting my collection now to good landscaping varieties.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

Wow, some very nice ones there! Thanks for posting! :)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

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'Golden Chestnut'...on the hoof
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

gotta have Tillandsias too.
giant size Spanish Moss
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

and an albo-marginated specimen, kinda rare.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

Gonzer, those are way cool! I like the cascading tillandsia! aec. fasciata albo-marg is hard to beat too!

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Pitcairnia funkiae
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Nice brooms it's been raining here again on off on off, so it's off for minute so out I ran cam in hand anyway here are a few rainy brooms .

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the broom tree

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

Great thread, I am a bromeliad fan, for sure! :)

Bill, your pic #3 -- Oooops! I just tucked a few of those maybe too close to my Dypsis carlsmithii -- which do you think will grow faster? :lol:
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

All looking Fantastic, Broms certainly add a full spectrum of colour to gardens. :)
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Grrr I buy so many broms in all those lovely colours and no matter where I put them they turn green or purple/black. I've moved the rotten things so often its amazing they arent suffering from motion sickness.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

All looking Fantastic, Broms certainly add a full spectrum of colour to gardens. :)


Peter the frist one of the broom in the tree came from one of your post of putting them on trees, thanks for the great idea. How about pic.Posted Image
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:19 AM

Great pics everyone..here are some of mine this morning…..
I like stollys in any genus… here area couple of billbergias……Billbergia amoena stolonifera, and a couple of shots of B. 'Foster's Striate'

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

A Neo. Mcwilliamsii….variegated…if you squint….. :lol: ......and a hyper albo Neo Bossa Nova

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

Aec nudacaulis ‘Candy Cane’, and out in the garden Neo Tangerine and climbing in a sea hibiscus Aec Little Harv

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

I like the nudicaulis candy cane Rusty. IS that a registered cultivar? Just just a really nice nudicaulis 'rubra'?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

I like the nudicaulis candy cane Rusty. IS that a registered cultivar? Just just a really nice nudicaulis 'rubra'?

JD, as far as am able to discern, this is an unregistered CV, and you may be correct that it is a 'rubra' variant....and the nudicaulis tribe seem to start differently as a offset and digress as established group.

Nevertheless, i have a very small 'rubra' that appears different.....at least i think it is somewhere in this mess :blink:

BTW, cool pic on the xBillmea Pancho.......looks like it has some Aec. recurvata in it's lineage...any clues???????

Thanks for your pics, always enjoy them..


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Rusty, yes it does have recurvata in it. Good eye! I suppose the inflorescence shares an affinity...
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

Wow, lots of great looking bromeliads! Impossible to even attempt to list my favorites. And I guess they can't be called "favorites" when most of them look so great... :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

Wow, really spectacular specimens!


Greg, the first photo in post #7 really caught my eye, most unusual color.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

The black rock really shows off the color on these. Feel free to post more.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Bromeliad collectors are just as wacky as palm people , if not more. We have to bare our naked skin upon the vicious, spine-laden leaves that savagely rip and shred our appendages to the very marrow of our bones! (pretty good huh?) Hell! I've got wounds from 20 years ago that never heal up from the constant abuse the plants give me.Posted Image
Rusty and JD? Awesome stuff guys!
Tim, the white spotted Billbergia is 'Strawberry Creme'.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

Thanks Greg, that is one beautiful bromeliad.
Here are a few more.

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Nidularium Brazil gold varigata


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Hohenbergia leopold horst




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Guzmania x vriesia hybrid phoenix



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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:37 AM

I like the weird ugly prickly type ones .. here is Aechmea pittieri , still not flowered it .
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Aechmea contracta is another strange looking petiolate leafed species . Got several in flower now , but just love the spotty foliage .contracta.JPG

Aechmea incompta is another pretty ugly thing , got an infl. aging into a nice pink colour .
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

Dyckia "Burgundy Ice", viscous little suckers :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

Tim, that white varigated plant is a Nidularium?

weird ugly prickly type ones


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

Tim, the mostly white variegated one looks like a Neo. You're 6th pic is a Neo. Orange Crush maybe. Youre 7th pic is of a Neo. painted delight (Bot) and Neo. sandy (top). All pretty rare!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

Tim, the mostly white variegated one looks like a Neo. You're 6th pic is a Neo. Orange Crush maybe. Youre 7th pic is of a Neo. painted delight (Bot) and Neo. sandy (top). All pretty rare!


I concur with JD about the white plant in question.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

Nice broms ! up some pics...


Billbergia Hallelujah and Neo hybrid


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Neo red hybrid (left) and Neo farinosa

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Neo "Mo Peppa please" and chlorostica

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Neo "Sun Devil"

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

And some Aechmeas...

Aechmea nudicaulis

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nudicaulis red

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young red clone of Alcantarea imperialis

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my first blanchetiana and aquilega

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

Great pictures everyone.

This is one product I found today,..... is this a good product or should I use something else?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:13 AM

Great pictures everyone.

This is one product I found today,..... is this a good product or should I use something else?

Thanks,
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Not good for terrestrial broms Roger. That's what I use for my Tillandsia as it is a special formulation for plants that do not have roots that interact with soil. You will notice in the ingredients that there is no nitrogen derived from Urea. Urea needs microbes in soil to break down and be used by the plant, hence this food is made for epiphytic plants. Feeding "normal" bromeliads should be done very sparingly, especially plants with colorful leaves. A fertilizer with a higher ratio of N than P or K will generally leach the colorful patterns from the leaves. For potted bromeliads my choice is "Cactus Juice"® which is a 1-7-6 formula and used only once or twice during the season. This gives my Billbergias their tight tube-like shape. Too much and you end up with floppy leaves. A splash of fish emulsion in the water is good also. Always feed bromeliads sparingly
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the reply boys, I could have mixed the names up......you know how that goes sometimes. I got most of those from Dennis Shiigi who knows them by name, no tags. I try to nail him down on names,
but not always possible. The broms are so beautiful though.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Gonzer, since you like Tillys, thought you might like to see this one.....T. 'Tropiflora'....its a fasciculata cultivar, and huge!!! :drool:

...my arm needed to be a foot longer and i could have taken a better pic! :mrlooney:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:17 AM

Yessiree Rusty, Dennis has a nice plant there. The coloring of the inflorescence is what sets it apart from other fasciculata cultivars/hybrids. Those spreading types of Tillandsias take up a lot of space since the leaves aren't really geared for bending, unlike other genera.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:26 AM


Tim, the mostly white variegated one looks like a Neo. You're 6th pic is a Neo. Orange Crush maybe. Youre 7th pic is of a Neo. painted delight (Bot) and Neo. sandy (top). All pretty rare!


I concur with JD about the white plant in question.



I also agree that this is a neo, a very very nice one at that :drool:


If anyone can put a name to this one for me I would be gratefull, the following 2 photos are of the same plant growing in different conditions, more yellow in the shade and more pink in the sun (full sun!). It is an aechmea luedemanniana var??? (not alvareaz or mend?)

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One of my most recent aquisitions and new favourites is this Neo "Yang"...very spikey neo. I hear there is a "Yin" to go with this "Yang"??

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