trying to id my bromelaid

just_graceNovember 7, 2010

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and hope you will forgive me my ignorance in plants... I'm learning as this bromelaid has sparked my curiosity. I bought it this past spring at a local W-M attracted by the difference from other plants and the vibrant color of the bloom. The bloom is now fading in color and I could be totally wrong but I think it has dropped ??? seeds ???. I found several round shaped pods/seeds?? on top of the potting soil and took a wild guess they were dropped from the bloom.

From the reading I've done online this weekend, I mistakenly potted the bromelaid in just potting soil in a self-watering planter (which btw I will never purchase again because they have kept the soil on all of my plants way to wet).

http://jaxandrob.shutterfly.com/blog/143

http://jaxandrob.shutterfly.com/blog/143#142

If anyone can tell me the type of Bromelaid this is and proper care info and/ seeding info I would really appreciate your time.

Thanks, Grace

Here is a link that might be useful: ID Bromelaid

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rickta66(Brisbane)

Grace,

It looks like Vriesea carinata or a hybrid of carinata.

Do a search for Vriesea care and you should get some good results - you want a free draining mix, I use 50/50 pine bark and potting mix. Put your Allocasia in the water well pot.

Rick

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 5:27PM
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just_grace

Thank you for replying. After looking at 100's of pics trying to figure out exactly what I had, your knowledge saved my tired eyes *lol*. Appreciate it.

Grace

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 12:14PM
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