Neoregelia carcharodon 'Tiger'
This plant has become a superstar since its limited introduction a few years ago, finding a ready market at high prices at bromeliad conventions and shows. Now commonly used as a hardy landscape plant, it’s is a spectacular, large-growing plant with heavy reddish-brown bars across light green leaves. Large marginal spines line the wide, stiff leaves. A superior plant for hybridizing, Hanibal Lector being an example.
It should be noted that this plant has no official botanical status. It was brought into cultivation by Chester Skotak after having found it in a Brazilian collection. Lacking a better description for now, it is being referred to as carcharodon cv. ‘Tiger’. The ‘real’ carcharodon is unknown and many not be in cultivation at all.
x Enchotia 'Pink Ruby'
A pink flowering cultivar of (Encholirium horridum x Hechtia rosea (macdougallii) (spineless form). This is from the same grex as ‘Ruby’ and is part of the first ever in this nothogenera. A large grower that can reach over 4 feet across in a full rosette of about 150 leaves. The leaves are 2.25 inches at the base, tapering to a point, almost spineless, with a few random small. The inflorescence can be over 4 feet tall and can have 30 branches or more and is light red. The flowers have light red sepals and pink petals. The plant is a spectacular specimen for landscape, blushing bright red in strong light. Cross by Ray Lemieux.
*LEAF TIPS WILL BE TRIMMED
A true miniature from Brazil and one of the smallest and cutest of the Vrieseas. Mature at barely 3 inches tall, it has short triangular leaves which curl downward at the tips, and are green with red spotting. A must for the miniature plant fancier and outstanding in terrariums.
A beautiful plant, the work of Grant Groves who is famous for hybridizing vividly colored Neoregelias. A medium sized open rosette that blushes a strong purplish-pink color towards maturity.
*PLANTS HAVE LITTLE COLOR
A very unusual species from Michoacan, Mexico. A large grower to 30 inches across or larger, with wide, thickly succulent leaves a glaucous green. No other species of Hechtia resembles glauca. The marginal spines are broadly spaced and not sharp or stiff. A rare gem.
*SHIPPED BARE ROOT
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.
This is a hybrid from Jim Georgusis. It has a open rosette of copper orange colored leaves. The leaves have marginal spines. It has a erect inflorescence with golden orange floral bracts and white flowers.