This lovely Brazilian plant with silver banded chocolate-brown leaves, is one of the best of the genus. Resembling a Cryptanthus in general shape, but larger and more arching, it produces a very tall green inflorescence with burr-like floral bracts and small plantlets. Once very rare and costly.
Vriesea gigantea v. seideliana aka 'Nova'
A spectacular Brazilian bromeliad which reaches impressive sizes, suitable for landscaping and interiorscape use. A wide leaved, funnel-form rosette to well over 30 inches with bluish-green leaves, reticulated and striated with light green. As the plant matures, the striations become almost white. A slow grower that makes a great terrarium plant when young.
Neoregelia 'Royal Burgundy'
A long time favorite with wide deep-burgundy leaves has become a standard in horticulture. Widely used in landscapes of central and southern Florida, this handsome bromeliad is a beautiful asset to any collection.
Neoregelia 'Dulce de Leche'
A hybrid by Lisa Vinzant is a cultivar of 'Outrigger' x crispata. A miniature hybrid that makes a great hanging plant. Olive green colored leaves have undersides with a reddish bronze veneer with red banding. The top side of the leaves lack the veneer and the red banding is almost absent on the tops of the leaves. The shape is a loose flaring rosette with a stoloniferous habit.
Billbergia vittata 'Domingos Martins'
Maybe the most popular and most sought after Billbergia species ever. This stunning cultivar has been the plant of choice for Billbergia hybridizers ever since its introduction by Bob Whitman in the ‘80s. Collected on ‘Kautsky’s Mountain’ near the town of Domingos Martins, it was originally describes as a new species; domingosmartinsis, but later made a cultivar of vittata.
With proper (hard) culture this plant becomes tightly tubular and its spiny, banded leaves show a great deal of white blotching. The inflorescence is amazingly showy. An outstanding plant in every way.
Cryptanthus 'Charlien Rose'
A large growing Cryptanthus hybrid by Carole Richtmyer is a cultivar of (‘Nancy’ x ‘Peaches’) x argyrophyllus. This Cryptanthus has 10+ very thick succulent lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 18″ in diameter with an open, rounded rosette shape. This plant can attain larger sizes, over 24", in more shade.
The color of the leaves is pink to rosy pink changing to old gold or olive green with age and stronger light with dark grey edges and light scurf covering the entire leaf, both the face and back. A exceptionally nice plant!
x Pitcohnia 'False Teeth'
A cultivar of (Deuterocohnia longipetala ‘Silver’ x Pitcairnia burle-marxii) by Ray Lemieux. Narrow, spiny with soft, rubbery spines, deeply channeled, discolor leaves that are green on top and deep purple below. It has a tall scape with peach colored flowers. As far as we know this is the first of this nothogerera to be produced. The name comes from the fact that the spines are soft despite their appearance. Cultivate as a terrestrial bromeliad, bright shade, even moisture.
Neoregelia 'Dazzle' is a hybrid from Grant Groves. One of the parents is Neoregelia 'Magali'. Grows to 20 inches across with bright red leaves. It has a upright rosette shape.
*We are offering medium size plants in 6-inch pots - green right now but will color up as they mature