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.
This early Skotak hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Fireball’ x ?. Unreported parentage. A small beauty almost the same size and shape of the ‘Fireball’ parent, with the same stoloniferous habit. A nicely variegated plant with reddish leaves in good light and light white to pinkish variegation.
The variegation is in the form of multiple thin stripes or lineations up the center of each leaf. It is a great plant for hanging baskets, for mounting and for use in terrariums.
Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda' x 'Fireball'
A cross of two colorful, stoloniferous miniatures. Forming somewhat upright, bulbous based rosettes to for inches or so on stolons 3 to 4 inches long. The color can range from bronzy with tiny pepper spots and some barring of red to solid reddish with the spots nearly obscured. Good for mounting, hanging pots or terrariums.
A Chester Skotak release for 2012. (Registration and cross information pending) This choice little jewel is a lilliputiana hybrid under five inches tall and three inches across with an upright, spreading ampoule shape. Light lime green with bold creamy-white marginal variegation and an even coat of tiny red spots. Light red bars mark both sides of the leaves.
Offsets are on short stolons and the plant will form a nice small, decorative clusters. Great for terrariums.
Neoregelia punctatissima 'Yellow'
A miniature with a tight ampoule shape and flaring leaves. Greenish-yellow turning deep yellow in strong light, with dark reddish banding. A stoloniferous species that forms nice clusters and works well in a hanging basket or terrarium.,Neoregelia punctatissima ‘Yellow’ A miniature with a tight ampoule shape and flaring leaves. Greenish-yellow turning deep yellow in strong light, with dark banding. A stoloniferous species that forms nice clusters and works well in a hanging basket or terrarium.
Neoregelia 'Little Rascal'
A new release for 2017 from Chester Skotak, (cross information not yet published). It’s a beefy medium sized mini. The leaves are green with white margins and at 1.25 inches are a bit wider than most of the other new releases.
The foliage has tiny red speckles and red bands throughout.
Neoregelia 'Pink on Black'
A spectacular cultivar of (carolinae x fosteriana) x carcharodon by Chester Skotak. A large growing plant with gracefully arching 3½ inch wide leaves in a 30 inch rosette. The background color is dark brown to almost black, with pink variegation. Numerous red specks are scattered evenly over leaf, and a dusting of silvers trichomes gives the plant a matte finish. Relatively large marginal spines are soft and match the color of the leaf. Color flush at anthesis is minimal, slightly reddish.
Neoregelia 'Tiger Cub'
A cultivar of ampullacea x tigrina by W. Morris. This is a great little plant with the characteristics that make it hot for hybridizers. A miniature, about 6 inches tall in an upright, stoloniferous rosette, with light green leaves heavily barred below with dark reddish-maroon.
The bars and bands show through the leaf from below. The green base color will turn yellow with strong light and the red bands become much brighter too. The plant was a favorite of our late friend Wally Berg.
Neoregelia punctatissima 'Yellow Banded'
A very nice species, considered by some to be superior to punctatissima ‘Yellow’. Easier to grow than that form, with less cultural problems. A thicker plant with yellow color and tiny red bands. Plant matures at 3 inches high and 2 to 3 inches across. This form of the species was originally collected in Brazil by Bob Work.
An excellent small species from Brazil. Little upright vases, rarely over 8in tall, have lightly purple mottled green leaves, slightly edged in dark brownish purple. When in bloom, the center cup flushes bright purple.
A new species that was released for the first time anywhere by Tropiflora. Described in 2011 by Leme & L. Kollmann, it’s large growing plant with four inch wide leaves found in Atlantic Forest habitat in Espiritu Santo and adjacent Bahia states of Brazil. Light green colored leaves that have dark green mottling throughout. In the newer growth the leaves develop white and pink colored patches and the older lower leaves turn a tan color. The leaf edges are heavily armed with large black hooked spines. Truly a rarity and a great addition to ones bromeliad collection.
An interesting small grower with an upright rosette of thick and very stiff green leaves, red at the base and tipped in red. Its stoloniferous habit makes it nice as a hanging pot or basket subject. Native to the area of Domingos Martins, Espirito Santo, Brazil. This is a descendent of the clonotype plant.
A species plant, kautskyi has one of the most unusual colorations of any bromeliad. When grown ‘hard’, that is without excess fertilizer and in bright locations (up to full sun!) it takes on a vivid yellow color, with dark burgundy concentric bands. Very stunning and well suited to landscape use. Mature plants are about 15 to 20 inches across. Native to the Atlantic Forest of Eastern Brazil.