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need help with bromeliad ID

Posted by bunster z6IN (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 20, 09 at 18:41

I believe I grew this plant from seed 3-4 years ago-I had it outside all last summer and except for turning a lovely shade of red, it did well and has increased in size significantly. Could anyone help with ID please?

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RE: need help with bromeliad ID

Hi Bunster
Your plant is Neo. carcharodon if it has white petals or Neo. Gigas if it has lilac tipped petals (Leme). Both plants are very similar in appearance & size to 1.5 mtr.
I have this plant also with white petals & have been told it is getting a cultivar name of Neo. Great White.

RE: need help with bromeliad ID

Hi Bunster
I may have given you a bum steer there, I only had a quick look at your pick yesterday & have thought you might actually have Aechmea Bracteata which gets a tall branched spike with red bracts. Where did you get your seed from, if you collected it your self you should be able to confirm I.D from a photo of a flowering plant on f.c.b.s.

RE: need help with bromeliad ID

Hi there pinkbroms from 'downunder'-here it is much later, I had forgotten my post, but it looks like you just might have it with the Aechmea ID-it looks closer to that than others I have considered. Thanks!!!

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