Bromeliads

Bromeliads are members of a plant family called Bromeliaceae. The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera plus thousands of hybrids. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. Plants are widely represented in their natural climates across the Americas. They can be found at altitudes from sea level to 4200 meters, from rainforests to deserts. Approximately half the species are epiphytes, some are lithophytes, and some are terrestrial. Accordingly, these plants can be found in the Andean highlands, from northern Chile to Colombia, in the Sechura Desert of coastal Peru, in the cloud forests of Central and South America, in southern United States from southern Virginia to Florida to Texas, and in far southern Arizona.

In general, they are easy to grow, require little care and reward the grower with brilliant  blooms and spectacular ornamental foliage. They come in a wide range of sizes from tiny miniatures to giants. They can be grown indoors in cooler climates and can also be used outdoors where temperatures stay above freezing. 

Bromeliads have enjoyed a worldwide surge of popularity during the last 3 decades. For some, the thrill of acquiring new plants for their collection has never been as huge and exciting as it is today, not to mention social media is exploding with bromeliad fans. With such diverse variety, the subject of Bromeliads is extensive and the fun part is you never stop learning. Bromeliads... the most interesting plants in the world!

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    Vriesea 'Flammea x Corcovadensis' is a stoloniferous small-growing plant with golden-tinted-green to purplish-red leaves with dark brown bases. These lovely plants form many offsets on short stolons and are great for pot culture, mounting, baskets and especially terrariums. Very easy to grow since they require a well lit setting and moderate watering.
     

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    Neoregelia Punctatissima 'Rubra' is a miniature species with a tight ampoule shape and flaring leaves of deep coppery to reddish purple with dark banding. Stoloniferous, it forms nice clusters and works well in a hanging basket or terrarium.

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    Neoregelia Chlorosticta 'Pink Stars'. A small grower with an upright rosette to 8 inches tall with dull green leaves and creamy white irregular spotting becoming mostly concentrated in the throat areas of the rosette. Base is deep purple/black with light green spotting. Great little plant with plenty or unique characteristics.

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    Neoregelia 'Wee Willy' is a yellow-green plant with red bands, becoming brighter yellow in strong light or ‘hard’ conditions. The plant has a stoloniferous habit and will form a large cluster in time. Very popular with poison dart frog vivariums.

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    Neoregelia 'Tiger Cub' is a neat little miniature, about 6 inches tall in an up-right rosette. The leaves are light green  heavily barred on the outer sides with dark. Multiplies on 3 inch stolons, making a nice community of plants.

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    A very popular Grace Goode miniature from Australia. A compact attractive plant with dark red bands and markings on light green leaves, which get more red if grown in bright light. Just the perfect showy plant for any terrarium.

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    Neoregelia 'Superball x pauciflora' is a miniature colored dark burgundy. Upright and compact rosette forming has wide leaves forming stoloniferous clusters. Good choice for terrariums.

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    Neoregelia ‘Sarah Head' (Avalon x concentrica) is a hybrid by Odean Head. A small stoloniferous grower, up to 5.5 inches tall with wine-red pointed leaves mottled with green on both surfaces. The mottling minimizes greatly if grown in bright light making this plant a dark red color. A plant reminiscent of 'Fireball' but slightly bigger.

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    Neoregelia 'Ritzy Red' (punctatissima x Fireball). A cute, stoloniferous miniature with an open shape and stiff, glossy leaves. A bronzy color with broken red banding and a red flush during bloom make a nice show. Great for terrariums or hanging pots.

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    Neoregelia 'Red Bird' x pauciflora is a pretty compact miniature growing up to 6 inches tall. The leaves are green speckled with lots of tiny purple dots on the inner and outer sides, giving it a dark appearance at the base of the leaves. The purple coloration gets more intense when growing it in bright light. 

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    Neoregelia 'Red Bird' is a plant that closely resembles the popular neo 'Fireball'. The leaves are reddish colored with fine blood red spotting and pink fingernails. Grows up to 5 inches wide. Makes a nice cluster of multiples in time and looks great in a hanging pot. 

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    Neoregelia 'Pheasant' is a cute little miniature by Grace Goode. As with most neoregelias, best color is achieved by minimal or no fertilizing along with strong bright light. Pheasant's leaves usually start green then become bright red with yellow bands and markings on both sides of the leaves. This showy mini is a terrarium favorite and is hard to keep in stock.

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    Neoregelia 'Pauciflora' is a parent of many lovely hybrids. This stoloniferous miniature is probably the best plant for a hanging basket. Small upright green vases are spotted in purple and banded with silver. The neat thing about pauciflora is that the mother plants persist for many generations allowing an impressive colony of plants, making this stoloniferous miniature well suited for hanging baskets.

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    Neo 'Ounce of Purple' (Tigrina x Pauciflora) is a very attractive small vase-shaped plant. The similarities of Pauciflora are evident with many small purple dots and upward lines on light green/yellowish leaves. Produces pups on 3 inch stolons making lovely bunches.

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    Neoregelia 'Mo Peppa Please' is a great min bromeliad maturing at 6 inches tall or less. Grows in a compact stiff-leaved rosette of green leaves that are highly speckled with brown color. Some have success growing this this one in almost full sun, which gives it a toasty dark red tint. Neoregelia 'Mo Peppa Please' is not a species found in nature but a cross between two plants ('Angel Face' X ampullacea 'Midget') by Jim Irvin. Just like epiphytes in nature, neo 'Mo Peppa Please' is a good mounting plant, anchoring itself to trees. A cute easy to grow miniature suitable for basket culture or poison dart frog vivarium. Neoregelia 'Mo peppa Please' is favored by terrarium enthusiasts for it's water-holding characteristics which makes it perfect for dart frogs to lay eggs on and deposit tadpoles in.

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