Little rosettes form on six inch stolons, spreading out horizontally, eventually forming a large cluster. Depending upon light and fertilizer levels, the plants will be reddish-green to bright red. Less fertilizer and more light brings out maximum color.
This miniature species has never been properly classified but remains an extremely popular plant. Outstanding in hanging baskets, in landscape and in terrariums.
One of Grant Groves finest hybrids. A large, robust plant with especially broad leaves in a 24 inch rosette that blushes a bright red with maturity, regardless of blooming.
Bold white margins contrast with deep green leaves that blush reddish in strong light. At anthesis the center flushes deep red. Widely popular in landscape use in central and southern Florida.
This is a cute small species with a stoloniferous habit, soft yellow-green leaves, barred with red, in an open rosette. Has been in cultivation for a long time, under various names. Nice for use in a hanging basket or a terrarium.
Neoregelia species 'Fireball' Green Form
As you may be aware, Fireball is actually an undescribed species that has never been re-collected in the wild. This plant is apparently the same, except that it has green leaves. The size, shape and stoloniferous habit are the same, but the plant only flushes red in the center at anthesis. A very decorative plant when blooming and nice for basket culture or a terrarium anytime.
A full, tight rosette of about 20 plus leaves, bright green and white color, variegated and heavily patterned with red bands and small blotches. The upper leaves tend to turn upward. The pattern and color is noticeable from both sides of the leaves. Not much color change at anthesis.
Neoregelia 'Rio Ocher' x olens 'Vulcan'
An as yet unnamed cross of Neoregelia ‘Rio Ocher’ x olens ‘Vulcan’ is an apple green plant with a vivid red center flush at anthesis. The inch and a half wide leaves are somewhat thick and leathery and the marginal spines are small. It develops some red cross-banding on the leaves which become more pronounced with strong light or when grown “harder”. Offsets are on short stolons and the plant is good for mounting and for terrarium use.
Neoregelia species Sao Sebastio SP
This an as yet unidentified Neoregelia species from Sao Sebastiao, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wish we knew what this one is, it’s a beauty. Still undescribed, it has a resemblance to chlorosticta, but is not. An upright rosette of apple-green leaves, mottled with white, pink and red, with bright red tips. Pretty and unusual. Hopefully it will one day be described as a new species.
A nifty little species from the Amazon region where it grows as a stoloniferous epiphyte. The plant varies, depending on age from a seedling, starting out almost grassy, then growing fatter and compact with maturity. Further generations become even stouter and more interesting. The mature leaves are short, triangular, fairly succulent, spiny and flush purple at anthesis.
Neoregelia 'Black Forest'
A lovely glossy-leaved, dark burgundy-red plant with symmetrical green spots. Growth is somewhat upright in a 24 inch rosette. Very handsome and a great pot or landscape plant.
This miniature hybrid was created by Australian hybridizer Margaret Patterson. The shape is a tight upright ampule shape. The leaves are green with red mottling. The mottling is heavier in the throat of the plant. The plant offsets on long stolons before anthesis. This plant is a good candidate for a hanging pot.
A medium size plant with 20 inch wide upright flaring rosette of dark green leaves. The leaves have white margins. It has a hot pink veneer and is densely crossbanded with pink/red. There isn't any color change at anthesis.