Latest Import from Michael's

lyndi_whyeDecember 7, 2008

My gardening friends and I ordered a batch of 60 plants from Michael's, our order arrived last week.

Neo. Red Tiger

Vr. Purple Haze

Neo. Raphael

Neo. Cranberry X Lila

Neo. Blackout

Neo. Jaline

Neo. Pink on Black

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rickta66(Brisbane)

Lyndi,

Nice haul of plants, I think Neo. Red Tiger should be Neo. Blushing Tiger one of Lisa's crosses.

Cheers,

Rick

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 5:18AM
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bromaholic(9)

Lovely score Lyndi...Neo Jaline would be my pick. It looks very interesting. Do you/anyone know its breeding?

Shane-the-Bromaholic

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 6:01AM
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avane_gw

Very nice Lyndi!! Just remember, your Vriesea is a Purple Haze Hybrid - not the same as Vr Purple Haze. Check the link below.

Rick, the name is actually Groves Red Tiger and is not the same as Lisa's Blushing Tiger

Shane, Jaline is an albomarginated form of cruenta. Very beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: Vr Purple Haze

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 7:29AM
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brom_todd(Melbourne, Australia)

What a stunning group of pups!! I'm sooo jealous :-s

I've been trying to view their website for some cyber brom-eye-candy, but it doesn't seem to be working. Anyone know what's up?

Cheers, Todd

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 1:44PM
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jaga

Lyndi,
Congrats on a stunning haul. Love the red tiger & black out! Be interested to see how the vriesea goes in Singapore.

Cheers
J & A

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 2:49PM
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hotdiggetydam

Todd see if this will get you on the site

Here is a link that might be useful: Michael's

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 5:02PM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

Thanks for sharing your terrific haul with us, Lyndi. Very nice!

They have great colour considering the distance they have traveled in a dark box. How much time between being posted and you receiving them?

Japie showed us a great peg-trick to improve that squashed look, post unpacking. See link.

Cheers,
Kerry

Here is a link that might be useful: Japie's washing-peg trick

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 5:14PM
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brom_todd(Melbourne, Australia)

Hi HDD,
Thanks for that, but there seems to be an errant router stuffing it up. Have checked with others in NZ, and my Brother in Melbourne and none of us can access it. (Worked a few months ago). I've traced which router it is, but have no way of fixing it. Hopefully they'll rebuild the records soon. Until then I'll be content to check out the great pics posted here :-)

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 7:32PM
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rickta66(Brisbane)

Japie,

Thanks for the ID correction, I haven't had a very good run of Plant IDs this year.

Rick

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 7:47PM
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kxs106

Lyndi,

Very nice plants. 'Red Tiger' and 'Pink on Black' are gorgeous.

I just got my Red Tiger from Michael also, it's really nice neo.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 8:29PM
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lyndi_whye

Thanks! Everyone

I must agree that Michael sent us some big and nice plants in this batch. And we have Japie to thank for recommending us certain plants. You can tell we are badly addicted as we just ordered 50 plants in Sept. Normally the plants will open up nicely after standing in water for a day, most are already out in partial shade.

It takes between 5 to 6 days to get here. A few plants like Magali and Cranberry X Lila don't ship well due to heat damage being in the box so so many days. The tips started to dry up.

I have problem getting into Michael's website since beginning of Nov 08, still no access. The worse part is we couldn't not communicate via my usual email address in the midst of this order.

Japie, thanks for reminding me about the Purple Haze hyb, it's going to my friend in Brunei. I only have 8 plants in this lot, mostly repeat order like Neo. Donna, Neo Voodoo Doll, Neo. LP X Car. Tiger.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 9:34PM
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brom_phil

great steal wish i could buy a collect all at once like that
any one know a place like Michael's in australia preferably in nsw
Phil

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 6:54AM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

Phil - Bromnutter Richard has a great collection, and is the closest to you. Do you still have his phone number I sent you?
I'll also send you Peter Tristram's Forest Drive current plant list - he is at Repton, near Coffs Harbour.

Cheers,
Kerry

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 7:47AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

I'm surprised he has any Groves' Red Tiger left! I think everybody on this forum must have ordered one by now (including me). Super plant, although it's reportedly a mule.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 2:18PM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

I wish, Lisa!...not everyone on this forum.
Spare a thought for us Aussies and Kiwis - our quarantine restrictions are too tight, damaging, lengthy and expensive for the individual collector, or even a small group of private collectors.

K

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 5:25PM
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hotdiggetydam

I am surprised that Shane or Olive dont have the plant

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 5:32PM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

They probably do have it, HDD - but Shane and Olive are not participators on this forum. By the time they have built up enough stock to start selling, they will initially be offered to the rich and/or famous.
I suspect I'll be a lot longer in the tooth before I finally own one, unless I rob a bank.

K

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 5:52PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Kerry, it's not impossible, it just involves a certain amount of silly game playing. I'm not going to discuss the details here, but you can email me if you really want to know... ;-)

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 8:15PM
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lyndi_whye

A few more from the last 2 imports.

Aechmea Pectinata

Aechmea Pineliana

Neo. LP X Car. Tiger

Neo. Donna

Neo. Caviar

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 9:43PM
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bromadams(10b)

I picked up a good sized Groves Red Tiger on Sunday for free. I guess not being so impressed by it made it easier to get. And now I hear it's a mule, so that makes it even less desirable. Isn't the pollen even viable?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 10:35PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

I'm just passing along what I've heard, Nick. I haven't bloomed it yet myself, but I will certainly check out the pollen when I do.

How did you manage to get one for free? Are you sure it was the good clone and not one of the siblings?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 3:26AM
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avane_gw

Lyndi, your LP x carcharodon Tiger looks much nicer - more orange - than mine!

Japie

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 7:12AM
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lyndi_whye

Japie

Sorry for being misleading, I think it's due to the setting of my camera.

This picture is taken in normal setting

and this is the 1st plant

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 9:11AM
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hotdiggetydam

Lyndi the plant will get the color of the first photo. LP x carcharodon Tiger needs alot of light to color but any clone from the grex gets the color on top the leaves. The bands on the underside of the leaves is what I would like to see. (Waiting for mine to make pups)
Groves Red Tiger has been around many years here and a common plant for us. A very bad clone of is was just registered by someone else last year which kinda forced the hybridizer to show and sell the good clone LOL

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 10:09AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

I don't see anything else in either the registry or the photo index with Ornato and Tiger as parents, HDD. There's one that is odorata x Tiger, is that what you're referring to? Or are we talking about the off clone of HL x Foster's Pink Tips? I'm still waiting for a name for the best clone of that cross, it certainly deserves one.

While poking around in there I also came across a hybrid that claims to have GRT as a pollen parent, although there is nothing in the outward appearance of the plant to verify that. Maybe yes, maybe no.......

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 2:09PM
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hotdiggetydam

Im not sure what the question is Lisa...call me confused for now LOL

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 2:49PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

"A very bad clone of is was just registered by someone else last year"

Just trying to figure out what plant you are referring to. I'm confused too!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 4:06PM
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hotdiggetydam

Look at the registration of Grove's Red Tiger

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 4:36PM
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bromadams(10b)

Here is my free GRT. I "won" it playing Ken Marks' infamous bromeliad bingo at our society holiday party. I hope it will look better after it gets some sun.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 5:14PM
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hotdiggetydam

Bromadams that looks more like Groves Medusa

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 6:52PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

So you're saying there are two clones with the same name, HDD? GRT #1 & GRT #2? Okay, I get it.

My plant is more dark brown than red, but I figure that's because it was heavily fed before I got it. It's not as green as Nick's plant, but otherwise they look about the same. I think it's just growing conditions.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 10:05PM
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hotdiggetydam

There are many clones...only one was the selected clone that Grant was selling,,,,,and Medusa looks alot like the tiger with color differences and I suspect it has a common parent

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 10:15PM
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