Long stalks coming from nidularium innocentii var. lineatum

fab_foliageApril 11, 2013

I was given a nidularium innocentii var. lineatum(?) pup as a 'gift' with a bunch of other broms bought on ebay and it's shot up in height and is now shooting out 5 long stalks that would be about 50cm or so long. A couple of the stalks have taken root in the mulch but the others are just hanging in the air over the edge of a retaining wall. I'm assuming these are going to grow into pups, but it seems odd that they're so far away from the mother plant??? I haven't seen any photos or been able to find any information about propagation of this species on the web.

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Are you sure they are coming from that plant as it doesn't pup like that.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 4:35AM
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I'm 99% sure they're from that plant as none of the other broms around it would pup like that either, but I'll pull the pot out of the garden and take a better photo of the plant on its own tomorrow.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 5:17AM
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Yep, my nidularium thinks it's an octopus! Unless it's not a nidularium after all???

It does look a bit tall and scraggly like it's reaching for more light but it's kept under shadecloth which most of my broms need to avoid frying in the hot SE QLD sun.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 6:46PM
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Well, it turns out it's not a bromeliad after all - it looks more like a variegated form of Callisia fragrans. Interesting!

I think I'll take it out of the brom garden and put it in a hanging basket :)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 10:45PM
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