i want a big, bright red neo.....

plantaholic(zone 8a AL)October 15, 2009

im thinking scarlet red.....and consistent. any thoughts?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyndi_whye

Let me recommend Neo. Magali, redder and broader leaves than Neo. Scarlett Charlotte.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 10:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

thanks lyndi. how wide does yours get?

im ;looking at red grande on fcbs.....it looks cool.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 10:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
neomea

I must agree with Lyndi. Magali is a stunning plant. Grown well it does get pretty large and the leaves get broad too...Cant go wrong IMO.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 2:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

My favourite large and very red Neo , is 'Rohrs best red' it almost bulletproof ,can take 99 % full sun ,is large ,filled in ,pups well ,shiny leaves ,and everyone should have this ,cannot go wrong . Jack

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 3:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

thanks neomea and vriesia! im making a list.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 8:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyndi_whye

I just measured the broadest leaf, it's 8.5cm broad.
Magali is a stable red neoregelia which can retain it's colour under this lousy Singapore weather, while others like passion and Roehr's best never regain their colours. Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 10:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

Hi lyndi ,your remark about the 'rohrs best red ' losing colour and not regaining it (in Singapore )puzzles me ,what is so bad about the weather there ? here in Oz ,it does brilliantly no matter what , Jack

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 4:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
haxuan(Vietnam)

vriesea, would you please post a photo of 'Rohrs best red'.

I love to have a big, brigh red neo, too. Ohhhh, it will look beautiful as a landscape plant, won't it?

Many thanks in advance.

Xuan

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 8:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

id love to see more photos of some big red neos!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 8:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyndi_whye

Dear Jack

We don't have a good drop in day/night temperatures to bring out the colours of some neoregelias.

This is my Neo. Roehr's Best and the mother plant is from Oz.

This is Magali with the smaller size plants around it for comparison in size.

Neo. Lambert's Pride X Carcharodon-stiff thick leaves with prominent spines.

If you don't mind splashes, Justin's Song is big and red.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 9:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

Hi Lyndi ,yep i forgot about the lack of drop in temperature , can't believe how much it has taken the colour out ,looks nothing like it, i dont have a picture of one at present,but Tamera might be able to post one for you Xuan,

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 4:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
graykiwi

I love your 'Lamberts Pride' x carcharodon Lyndi - awesome colour..how big is it ?

Here is by fave big red neo...'Bobby Dazzler' which I have got to about 80cm across just before flowering.

Cheers
Graeme

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 3:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
splinter1804

Hi Jack,

Is the plant you have the same as the 'Roehr's Best' which is shown in the FCBS Photo Index?

I haven't seen it around here so could you tell me approximately how big it is?

Thank's Jack, all the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 3:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

Hi Nev,for me 'Roerhs best red' will get to 75centimeters across no problem, photo on FCBS is lousy ,for some strange reason ,every one who sees it ,loves it but few will buy it , here in Oz its a great plant ,and i feel that if you dont have it ? than you dont have a good red Neo. but its not that plentyfull,strange its been around for years ,I have another Neo , sold as ' Oh NO x self' to me ,big plant ,nice shape ,mottled bronze and goes the most glorious shade of vivid lilac/violet in the centre ,every one comments on it ,no one buys it ,strange how this happens. Jack

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 5:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anniesam

Hi Everyone. This is The plant of Roehr's Best Red growing at Jacks place in full sun.

Cheers Tamera

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 8:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyndi_whye

Ah! Let me go bake my Roehr's Best.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

Very good Lyndi,turn oven to 180 and bake at least for 6 hrs ,then ice the plant with low nitrogen icing and serve in a good size pot ,as you can see its a different plant here hmmm? and i dont think its been used much (if at all )as a parent ,go figure ,maybe i should ? Cheers Jack

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 9:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
udo69

Hi All,

I don't have 'Roerhs best red' Very nice plant as Jack. I should add this plant to my collection.

I agree with Lyndi 'Magali' is the very nice big red brom. but i don't know which one is the biggest.

Lyndi, your plants are stunning. I like your big red Neo. Lambert's Pride X Carcharodon.

As the previous post about big Neos. I have some big red neos. hybrid Fairchild x Isabel cv.Buckingham. It is very big about 3 feet across which from it's mother 'Fairchild' and purple red from pollen plant.


Fairchild x Color Parade is another big red neo. nearly 3 feet across.

I do some experiment about sun tolerance. Because sunbeam in tropic as Thailand are very hot and bromeliads are easy to burn if place them full sun especially during summer. I want to creat Neo. that can tolerate very hot sun-ray.;-)

Cheers
Yong

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 7:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

i wonder if 'roehrs best' is the same as 'roehrs best red'?

i just ordered one along with a roehrs best x johannis rubra.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 8:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
haxuan(Vietnam)

Thanks for the photo, vriesea and Tamera. 'Roerhs best red' is awesome! Wow, I would love to have that plant for my collection!

Yong, your neos are so beautiful and big.

Xuan

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 11:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
splinter1804

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the picture Tamera, it really is a nice, big, attractive plant as Jack said.

Yong, nice pic's of your three big plants. Are they hybrids from your crossings?

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 2:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vriesea

HI Plantaholic ,to answer your question ,yes they are the same plant, when i got mine years ago ,it was labeled as 'Roehrs Best Red ' but now most people seem to drop the Red bit from the label,i hope you will get the corrct article,X with Johannis 'Rubra ' should be big,bold and beautyfull, Jack

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 3:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Hi everyone,

I was just admiring some of my recent brom purchases and realised that I was looking at one called Neo. 'Big Red' .... and thought, hmmmm, that's a big red Neo! I should have thought of it before.

New pup of Neo 'Big Red' in 30cm pot - just starting to fill out and develop colour after a few weeks in full sun. Seller's parent plant was in full sun in southern Queensland and was a violent hot pink-purple-red.

I agree with Graeme on Bobby Dazzler, great plant. This one is grown hard around at a mate's place. It's about 65cm across and beautifully filled in with brilliant colour - picture doesn't capture just how vibrant it is. Now I've got to try to grow mine like that!

And Jack, I'm glad you've reminded me of 'Roehr's Best Red'. I've been meaning to get my hands on one for ages - guess I'll just have to force myself! Cheers, Paul

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 9:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

here is roehrs best red and roehrs best red x joahannis rubra

and red grande

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 10:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyndi_whye

Hey! Thanks for the pictures!

lyndi

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 7:50AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ID this curly Bromeliad
Ready to put these in the ground. Forgot to ask the...
halfwaythere1
What type of brom is this?
This bromeliad is fairly large --at least 3 feet in...
Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA
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...
gdadtravelinig
Is this a bromeliad???
I got this from my aunt, who wasn't sure what it is....
embolton0620
What to do with these Tillandsias......
Hello, In about 2 weeks I'm heading down south to Florida...
MrBlubs
Sponsored Products
Black of Night Bold Stripe Double Gourd Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Bover | Twins 02 Pendant Light
YLighting
CPL T1 Table Lamp by Prandina
$640.00 | Lumens
Chrome Twin Concealed Thermostatic Shower Valve Faucet & Square Head
Hudson Reed
5-Pc. Caribe Bath Accessory Kit
| Dot & Bo
Urchin Red Pendant
$549.00 | Bellacor
Eliot Chair - Key Largo Ruby Red
Joybird Furniture
NW 3528 Single Row LED Strip Light 240/m 10mm wide 5m Reel
EnvironmentalLights.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™