Show Your Bromeliads

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by ScotTi, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Stan

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    Took a pic of Neoregalia 'Fireball'. I have more then a few of the broms above. Many can take almost 9b winters in stride. For me they've grown in mild summers too.
    Cryptanthus are very very edgy here. Rot comes easy.
     

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    Love the silver on green color on Aechmea 'Primera'. pizap.com14354407933181.jpg
     
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    Aechmea "Mend" pizap.com14427141117511.jpg
     
  4. Dypsisdean

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    Keep it up Scott and I'll be sorry I keep looking at your Brom pics. That's all I need is another plant group to get interested in. :RakeBash2
     
  5. ScotTi

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    Easy no fuss plants. The popularity of Bromeliads is exploding these days. pizap.com14427842495331.jpg pizap.com14427847988601.jpg
     
  6. ScotTi

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    Here is a pup to watch mature that came from a collector. The mother plant (not telling ) was a beauty, the pup looks nothing like the mother plant at this time. I will keep updating as this one matures.
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    Alcantarea Odorata is a large growing Bromelaid having a spread of 4'+. My plant is still young with a spread of 3o" at this time coming into its coloring of silver blue pizap.com14431325067311.jpg pizap.com14431323938971.jpg
     
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  9. Dypsisdean

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    I don't think I have seen a bromeliad with bugs. Do you have any problems with pests at all - ever???
     
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    I have not had a problem with pests, but Bromeliads are not immune to infestation. A few of the common pests on Bromeliads are mealybugs, scales and weevils.
     
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    Here is a colorful Pineapple Bromeliad that will produce a small size fruit. pizap.com14433698578871.jpg
     
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    Finding myself growing fonder of the 'Cryptanthus' family of Bromelaids. You can see how they get their common name of 'Earthstar's'. IMG_1490.JPG
     
  13. Dypsisdean

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    Funny you should post those Cryptanthus Scott. I was just about to purchase some and include them in an article on mounting epiphytes. Do you know the ultimate size of these guys? I'm guessing they stay fairly diminutive???
     
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    Dean, Do not include the Cryptanthus as a mounting epiphyte. These are terrestrial Bromeliads and need soil. I learned this the hard way a few years ago thinking all Bromeliads could be used for mounting.
     
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    Dean, Yes, the Cryptanthus are fairly small growing I think I read the largest ones grow to about 12" wide leaf tip to leaf tip. In the photo I posted the front and back planted plants are 12" the white plant is 8" and the other one is 6".
     
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    Thanks for the heads up - I was on my way to learn how I usually do - aka the "hard way." :)
     
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    I thought that was the only way to learn. :D
     
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    With the outbreak of the Zika virus here in FL I thought I would post this control for mosquitos:
    The former homeowners here were avid Bromeliad collectors and gave me a tip when I purchased the place. I was informed to sprinkle a pinch of brewed coffee grounds or pour a little cold black coffee into the Bromeliad cups every few weeks to control mosquitos from breeding in them. I have used this recipe in our wet summer months and have never seen the wigglers in the cups.
     
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    Just keeping adding more to the collection.
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    Planting beds enlarged, waiting for me to get them planted.
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  24. Stan

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    I got this off the internet. Wild looking. What's the name of this?
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  25. ScotTi

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    Stan, I wish I knew. I have seen the photo on the net and I have had it saved to my computer for sometime. I have and still search thru many Brom sites looking for a name, but have had no luck.
    I imagine if I ever did find the plant for sale the price would be in the triple digits.
     
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