ID Bromeliad Please

gardenbear1(6 Ma.)December 23, 2009

This was a early Christmas gift and would like to know what kind of Bromeliad this is or at least what group it belongs too.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Bear

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vriesea

Well its a Vriesea of the flowering type ,probably a Vr,carinata hybrid of some type
Jack

    Bookmark   December 24, 2009 at 5:28AM
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gardenbear1(6 Ma.)

Thanks Jack for the name, Just one more question will this plant die after it blooms ? I did a search on them but didn't find any thing about them dieing after the mother plant blooms.

Bear

    Bookmark   December 24, 2009 at 9:40AM
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vriesea

Hi Bear,yes eventually the mother plant dies after flowering ,but the pups live on ,when most Broms are grown in a clump ,most people never notice that the mother plant ' dies ' after flowering ,it can take a long time and as you remove the odd dead leaf and the pups continue to grow the process is not noticable ,all plants in nature sacrifice some growing part after flowering ,Broms just do it differently,the plant you have is making a pup ( or offset ) now and when its about 1/3 the size of the mum you can remove that and plant it seperately ,this will encourage mum to grow some more and you have spare plants ,or let nature take its course and grow it as a clump eventually ,best of luck
Jack

    Bookmark   December 24, 2009 at 4:30PM
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gardenbear1(6 Ma.)

Hi Jack, Thanks for getting back to me about the mother plant dieing, I will watch for pups, gives me some thing to do this winter.

Bear

    Bookmark   December 25, 2009 at 1:28AM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

I think your picture shows a pup on the left side.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2009 at 2:27PM
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angellilly

It does show a pup!Lucky you!Mine was almost rotten to the core before it showed any pup at all! o.o

    Bookmark   December 28, 2009 at 5:08PM
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