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Need Positive ID

Posted by wildgrdnr z9 TX (My Page) on
Mon, May 2, 05 at 22:38

I received this bromeliad in a trade in early March. It started to plume on Sunday and was surprised. It was suppose to be a Vriesea hieroglyphica, but the plume told me otherwise. After a bit of research, I figure it is either V. splendens 'Cayenne' or V. Hera. I would like to get a positive ID. Anyhelp would be appreciated.

Thanks and happy gardening,
Lee

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RE: Need Positive ID

According to the FCBS site 'Cayenne' and 'Hera' are both synonyms for the same plant. I can't narrow it down any more than that, or even swear that is the right cultivar, but for sure you've got some form of Vr. splendens and not Vr. hieroglyphica.


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RE: Need Positive ID

I have that one,and have had it for probably 8 years,it has only bloomed once in all that time.I have it in the house.After it bloomed and got new pups i gave one of the pups to my GF.Hers hasn't bloomed either.
Kathi


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