A handsome hybrid with many narrow leaves bearing oversized but soft spines. Both parents have narrow leaves and the dawsonii parent has large spines. This hybrid shows characteristics of both. A pinkish-brown color with an overall wash of silver intensifies with strong light.
Neoregelia 'Yellow Fan'
A large growing hybrid from Ray Coleman. Growing to 24 inches across this one has unusual color. The variegation is yellow in stead of white which becomes more intense as the plant matures. There are some spots and blotches of purple throughout the leaves.
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.
Pitcairnia 'Starry Delight'
This plant was to be a new release for the 2020 World Bromeliad Conference!
A Pitcairnia brongniartiana hybrid from Reginald Deroose. Light green colored leaves that are covered with yellow white spots. It grows to a width of 20 inches across and 20 inches tall. The inflorescence is yellow white with darker yellow petals that grows out of the center of the plant.
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This beautiful hybrid of (polystachia x capitata) by Steve Correalle is a full rosette of recurving, light green leaves. An inflorescence with long red scape bracts and a cluster of glabrous, red-tipped green branches rises well above the foliage.
A stunning hybrid of (pseudobaileyi x streptophylla) by Robert Spivey that is a perfect balance of the two parents. It has clean lines with a bulbous base and upright terete foliage that is slightly wavy and silvery gray. The inflorescence is erect with several branches, slightly exceeding the foliage. The scape and branches are bright pink becoming silvery white. A choice hybrid and easy to grow.
A hybrid of (bulbosa x streptophylla) by Mark Dimmitt. This interesting plant could be described as a larger bulbosa-type plant with broader, more twisted leaves. Or, as a streptophylla-type plant with shiny and deeply channeled leaves. In other words, a good split of characteristics of both parents.
This hybrid is sometimes found as a natural cross in Guatemala. Grows well mounted, easily forming large clusters of plants.
This species, from Oaxaca, Mexico, described by Espejo & Lopez-Ferrari in 2008, has been often confused with the similar Tillandsia jalisco-monticola. Aside from its range which is unique, this species differs from jalisco-monticola in that the spike is never branched and is narrower, along with other anatomical differences. A large, spreading rosette with many narrow, dark silvery leaves to 24 inches across, with a simple inflorescence that is very thickly inflated, green on the top half and pink to red below. Very showy and long lasting in bloom.
Tillandsia stricta Hard Leaf
An all-time favorite from Brazil is about 6 inches across in a leafy rosette with stiff gray-green leaves. It produces a stunning blue-flowered, plume-shaped pink inflorescence in the summer. In nature this plant can be found growing on the restinga sands of beach dunes and in trees in the foothills of the Atlantic Range in Brazil.
Large clumps will form in just a few seasons, that can be hung from wires and will form perfectly symmetrical balls of many plants. One of the easiest and most prolific of Tillandsias to cultivate.
Tillandsia xerographica x brachycaulos
This cross of xerographica x brachycaulos has been made before and at least one clone is registered as “Betty.” This plant, however, is not the same, though of course, you’d expect similarities. Our clone most closely resembles the xerographica parent in the foliage, with broad, channeled, fairly stiff, curling, silvery leaves. The inflorescence is tall with many upright greenish branches and long scape bracts that blush slightly red at anthesis. A nice large show plant!
C.I.T.E.S., no export.
Native to Ecuador, but ubiquitous in collections across the globe. One of the finest natural species to be discovered, it has been in cultivation well over one hundred years, and many selected clones have been developed. The plant is sub-mesic, thriving potted in moist, open-shaded conditions.
Bright light turns the paddle-shaped inflorescence a deep and vivid pink. The large, deep purple flowers are highly fragrant with the scent of cloves or cinnamon. Red-striated green leaves. A must for all collections. Grow in bright shade and keep moist.
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