Neo of some sort

donstrApril 8, 2009

Hi all. Brand new to posting in this forum. I got into bromeliads through the frog hobby. We put smaller Neos in our vivariums for poison dart frogs to deposit their tadpoles into.

I picked this up from another frog guy and would like to know if anyone has any idea what it might be other than just a Neo.

and this is one of the parent. It only has 3 leaves left but I thought it might help in identifying it.

Thanks for your help.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Welcome Don

The pups say Neoregelia lilliputiana or a hybrid thereof....


    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 11:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi donstr - Welcome to our friendly forum. Could you tell us the height of the plant in the pic. please.

Thanks, all the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 4:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The parent is 6 inches tall and the pups are just about 3 inches.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 5:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi donstr and everyone

I'm not an expert, but I reckon your plant is too large for Neo. lilliputiana and I think it's probably too large for a lilliputiana hybrid as well, but then on the other hand, stranger things have happened with hybrids.

I'll plug for an ampullacea or tigrina hybrid; anyway, see what the experts have to say.

Have a safe and happy Easter everyone, all the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 5:07PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ID help for a couple of things at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando
I was at Leu Gardens earlier this week and, among a...
Hey Nev!
What's going on with the other forum????
Spanish moss in Fl. oaks, need to know what kind of herbicide to spray
I have a customer that has heavy growth of moss in...
Big Yard Services
how to keep bromelaid til i get home
Hello, a friend gave me bromelaid out of her garden...
Bromiliad rescue
I'm a long time gardener that's new to bromiliads....
Biinaboo, Zone 10, Naples, Gulf Coast
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™