This great little Jim Irvin hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Angel Face’ x ampullacea ‘Midget’ that matures at about 6 inches but can grow somewhat larger if fed heavily. The growth is compact in a stiff-leaved rosette of glossy, olive green leaves heavily speckled with tiny, pepper-like burgundy dots.
A cute little jewel, great for a pot, hanging basket, mounting or terrarium.
A colorful miniature Neo. by Grace Goode is a hybrid of (punctassima x liliputiana). A very small grower to barely 4 inches tall in an upright, funnel form rosette shape. Leaves are light green which is almost completely obscured by red spots, blotches and bands on both sides of the leaf. The foliage is rather stiff with tiny marginal spines and an apiculate tip. Offsets are on short stolons.
Neoregelia punctatissima 'Joao Marcio'
A clone of this miniature species that is different enough to deserve a cultivar name in honor of its discoverer; Joao Marcio de Melo in Rio de Janeiro. Introduced by Chester Skotak.
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 'Angel Face' x 'Midget'
This Jim Irvin hybrid is the same cross as his ‘Mo Peppa Please’ but is not as dark. A 4 to 6 inch plant that is upright and stoloniferous with yellowish leaves highly speckled with red. The center blush at anthesis is bright red.
Neoregelia cf. smithii SEL96-0198
Obviously a very confusing species. Little resembling the ‘true’ species plant, this one from the Selby collection has glossy lime-green leaves mottled and barred with reddish-chestnut, stronger below and lighter above. 6 inch rosettes form clusters on short stolons.
Neoregelia 'Morona' x eleutheropetala 'Pink'
One of the interesting, highly stoloniferous and colorful Neo. pendula hybrids from Chester Skotak that have become so popular. A compact grower, it will mature at about eight inches across when well grown. Likes bright light and plenty of water. Great for a hanging basket. The leaves are very spiny and recurving with the center flushing bright pink.
A nice small species from the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro with a stoloniferous habit, forming stiff leaved, somewhat tubular rosettes. The pointed leaves are reddish below and green above, improving in strong light.