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 (large form) is a Brazilian species that has a bulbous base, upright leaves and a red and white inflorescense. This plant is 3 times larger the the typical Vriesea flammea. Dark green colored leaves with burgundy speckles. A stoloniferous species.

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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 x 'Blushing Tiger' is a Michael Kiehl hybrid. Simply a beautiful miniature neo with punctatissima size and some 'Blushing Tiger' characteristics. Leaves are green with many burgundy tiger bands, darker on the lower parts. The perfect plant for a terrarium.

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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 ampullacea 'San Diego WBC 94' is an ampullacea-type with the classic ampoule shape and flaring leaves. Light green with red speckles above and reddish banding below. Stoloniferous, it forms attractive clusters. Great for a hanging pot or basket and nice for use in terrariums especially for those that like to add a touch of yellow.

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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 'Tweedle Dee x Night Spot' is a cute little miniature by World Famous hybridizer Michael Kiehl. Maturing to about 8 inches wide in a compact rosette of 1 inch wide leaves which is impressive for a miniature. Leaves are dark red with yellow sesame seed like mottling. Compact and perfect for terrarium use. A favorite that is hard to keep in stock.

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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 ‘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' 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 'Popoki' (Punctatissima Rubra x Tigrina) by Lisa Vinzant of Hawaii. A miniature with yellow leaves banded and spotted with red. Growing pups on 6 inch long stolons, it is about 6 inches high and 8 inches across. The inch wide leaves are rounded. Offsets are great for terrariums, mounting and basket culture.

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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 'Petit Minou' is a lovely little miniature with bold burgundy banding on deep green leaves. As the plant ages the center cup turns completely solid wine red color. The plants stoloniferous habit makes it perfect for a hanging pot or a showy accent plant in terrariums.

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