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.
x Pulirium 'Quicksilver'
(Puya tuberosa (Baker clone) x Encholirium species #1 from Rudolph Schulz (Ray Lemieux), Spineless silvery foliage with a branching burgundy inflorescence. A nice choice for a full-sun spot in your landscape.
Cryptanthus 'Circuit Breaker'
This Jim Irvin hybrid is one of three cultivars of ‘Kamehameha’ x zonatus ‘Silver,’ its siblings being ‘Alternating Current’ and ‘High Voltage.’ A large growing oval-shaped plant has flat charcoal purple lanceolate leaves with silver crossbands across the leaves that are thin at the tips and wider toward the base bleeding into moderately dense scurf. The undersides of the leaves are dense with silver-white scurf. A striking pattern on a striking plant.
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.
Cryptanthus 'Tropical Heat Wave'
This Stephen Hoppin hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Richard Lum’ x ‘Diverse Pink’ having 14+ lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 18″ in diameter with an open upright rosette. The chartreuse green leaves are marked with dark green mottling, a pink-red varnish overlay, and edged with dark green.
A lovely small ‘Fireball’ hybrid with boldly albomarginated leaves and a bright red center. Growing to about 10 inches across, it is suitable for culture in a four inch pot. A colorful addition for small space gardens. Its stoloniferous habit makes it well suited to hanging basket culture.
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.
A hybrid of Neoregelia ‘Bobby Dazzler’ x johannis ‘DeRolf’ by Ray Coleman that is a wide-leaved, full rosette to about 25 inches across and 16 to 18 inches tall. Four inch wide leaves are dark magenta red all over with many small green spots and specks and red leaf tips margined with black spines. Leaf undersides are dull gray. Center flush at anthesis is red, but blends in with the already red leaves. Best in bright light out of direct sun. A choice specimen for patio or landscape and new for collectors as well.