Neoregelia 'Jack Ruskin'
This is one of Chester’s better hybrids. Well known to collectors but uncommon in cultivation. A large growing plant with 5 inch wide leaves. To achieve the plant’s best look it needs to be grown in strong light. The variegation is usually a wide stripe or stripes down the center of the leaves. Veneer is a vivid reddish-pink which makes this plant a real stand-out!
A succulent member of the Asteraceae (daisy family) with cylindrical stems that have dark green vertical bands over a lighter green base.
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.
Tillandsia stricta x vernicosa
This is a cross that came to us under formula without any specified hybridizer. We are therefore taking this one at ‘face value’ so to speak. A leafy, upright, funnel form rosette of fairly narrow, semi-stiff, gray green leaves that tint dark reddish in strong light.
The inflorescence is pink and forms a scape with tight branches bearing white flowers. Long lasting in color. As yet not named.
An unusual and pretty Brazilian species with a compact, somewhat bulbous base, upright leaves and a lovely red and white spike. This species is stoloniferous and grows well mounted as well as potted. Good in terrariums