Need an ID

ashley05 (MI zone 6a)(6a)April 11, 2013

I purchased this Brom about two weeks ago at a local grocery store. The tag just said, "Bromeliad". Any ideas why type it is:

Also, it has some yellow spots on some of the leaves:

Any ideas what they might be? The poor thing wasn't packaged very well and had to have a repot when I got it home.

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gonzer_gw

One of the many forms of Guzmania.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 5:18PM
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ashley05 (MI zone 6a)(6a)

Thank you! I will make a note.

Is this one also a guzmania? I got it at the same time, but the flower stands up a bit more.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 6:05PM
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gonzer_gw

Yep. Many of the forms of Guzmania seen, especially in grocery stores, are hybrids of G. lingulata.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:11AM
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ashley05 (MI zone 6a)(6a)

Thanks for the help. I've never had a Brom before, but I read up on them and thought they would do well on the spot I needed to fill. When I saw these, I grabbed them up. Now I'm addicted. I'd love a few more!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:10AM
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hotdiggetydam

LOL a few more turns into an addiction becareful :)

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 6:11PM
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