Neoregelia ampullacea (red form) #4365
A choice form that should be registered. (Maybe we will). Depending on how it’s grown, can be very ampoule-shaped with short leaves or a little more open in a vase shape. Green with dark reddish brown banding, stronger on the undersides of the leaf. Grows on short stolons, forming attractive clumps and perfect for mounting or for decorative containers or baskets.
An outstanding miniature to only about 4 inches across in an ampoule shaped rosette. The base is bulbous with leaves flaring into a compact rosette. The broad leaves are red-maroon with green flecks and bands and red apiculate tips (‘Hojo Rojo’ x ampullacea ‘Tigrina’)
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.
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.
From the southern tip of Madagascar, this little miniature develops a caudex that can reach 4 inches across. The plant stays short to about 8 inches tall, with a greenish-pink cyathia. Described by Rauh and Petignat in 1996. An unusual and rare miniature Madagascan Euphorbia.