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 'Blazing Fire'
A new Chester Skotak release for 2016, cross information not yet released.
The base color is glossy green with white variegation and it has a glossy bright red veneer that makes the plant stand out. The veneer is blotchy on the leaves which gives the plant a spotted look and is most noticeable in the newer growth.
Tillandsia capitata 'Marron'
This is a spectacular collector item with a great shape and beautiful color. Widely spreading rosettes of deep-red leathery leaves bear an inflorescence of bright yellow with a capitate head and long scape bracts.
Few Tillandsias are more striking when in bloom. Best in bright light, in a fast draining media. Can be grown mounted or epiphytically, but will not produce as large a plant.
Neoregelia 'Sunday Picnic'
Sharon Petersen’s hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Victoria’ x ‘Gold Fever’. A compact, symmetrical rosette of 2 inch wide leaves of apple green with red tips.
A red veneer manifests itself in concentric banding becoming solid towards the center. The cup color at anthesis is red with white banding. A very showy plant.
Tillandsia funckiana 'Marron'
A robust form of this variable Venezuelan species. The cultivar name ‘Marron’ means brown in Spanish, but we do not see any brown in this plant. Perhaps it had a brownish appearance in nature. We have observed this plant at several locations in habitat and know that the plants vary quite a lot.
A cliff dweller that grows on rocks in full sun, in cultivation it will form a large cluster even to several feet across with time. Very nice, short, needle thin leaves that tint reddish in bright light and at anthesis. Flowers are blood red.
A hybrid of (concolor x capitata 'Rubra') by Paterson. A colorful plant with moderately stiff, strap-like leaves that contort in curls and spirals. The foliage is light green but turns yellowish in strong light and blushes pinkish when in bloom.
The inflorescence is a short scape with a cluster of glabrous yellow to reddish branches and blue flowers. Scape bracts are very long and leaf-like. A good plant for mounting and growing in bright light. Will form a nice cluster of plants that will bloom simultaneously.
A smallish species of Tillandsia that grows on a long stem. The narrow, stiff leaves are 2 to 3 inches long spaced along the stem and taper to a point. The overall color is dark purplish with a silvery tint. The inflorescence is a 2 inch scape with bright pink bracts and flaring blue flowers. Clumps are easily formed and once a clump forms, the plants can be suspended from a string for cultivation.
Native to Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil, it has a strong resemblance to T. aeranthos though it must be significantly different enough to deserve species status. Our plants came originally from the collection of Elton Leme.
This cross of Screaming Tiger x Hannibal Lector, is a clone of RC069 by Ray Coleman. A handsome, very dark plant with its base color of green almost completely obscured by purplish-brown veneer and banding.
The leaves have visible banding below, though very close and very dark, almost solid. The upper sides are nearly solid purplish –red veneer.
Dyckia 'Brittle Star' f2 x 'Arizona'
A choice cross by Jim Pearce features good qualities of both parents. These plants vary but are mainly fairly wide leaved, reddish brown to blackish with a dusting of silver trichomes. The marginal spines are large and bold and silvery-white.
This cross makes many offsets and form attractive mounds of plants.
Tillandsia funckiana 'Long Leaf'
This is a clone we acquired from Eloise Beach that makes fluffy, reddish-orange clumps, and has the longest leaves of all the funckiana clones we have.
Aechmea wittmackiana 'Warren Loose'
A cultivar of the species, collected by Bob Whitman in Brazil. We got this clone from the late John Anderson. An upright, tubular rosette, green to reddish with bold silver banding.
The inflorescence is a head of clustered, intensely red branches and blue flowers. A relative of Ae. distichantha that makes a hardy landscape plant.
Dyckia 'White Fang'
A cultivar of ('Arizona' f2 clone #5) by Michael Kiehl is a stunning beauty. Nearly black, triangular leaves in a 12 inch rosette with stark white, large, triangular spines on the margins.
Note that there are at least two other Dyckias with the name ‘White Fang’. The other look nothing like this one. None have been registered with the BSI as yet.