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PostSubject: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:43 am

This is my largest Bromeliad. I don't have a name for it so if you can ID it please let me know.


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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:44 am

WoW that is a biggin alright , cant help with a name , sowwy 🐰
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:02 am

Is this from your garden..
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:22 am

I've got a couple of them (different colours) but don't know the name either. I've been meaning to look it up. All I know is it is a neoregalia and I have heard them called fingernail broms. I'll let you know if I find out.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:50 am

There are so many similar one but look up Neoregelia concentrica and see what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:28 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
Is this from your garden..

Yes Mary-Anne ....one of the first broms I purchased.

It has two pups on it I will have to take off this week and pot up.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:38 pm

Gail wrote:
There are so many similar one but look up Neoregelia concentrica and see what you think.

WOW Gail ...you found it...thanks so much.
Yes I'm sure that is the correct name.

You are so good at finding the names of plants.
Here is a big "hug"
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:39 pm

Very nice.. thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:08 pm

banana Marlene what a lovely brom.I can see how the common name Fingernails
fits so well.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:35 am

The trouble with identifying broms is there is so much variation... can be quite different depending on whether they are in dark shade or light shade or whatever. I have some nearly identical to this one as well as some that are all green except for the 'fingernail' and the centre... no mottling... but I don't know whether it is caused by too much/not enough shade or is it a different cultivar. Question

At least I found out my red tipped ones are Neoregelia spectabilis thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:46 am

Marleneann wrote:
Mary-Anne wrote:
Is this from your garden..

Yes Mary-Anne ....one of the first broms I purchased.

It has two pups on it I will have to take off this week and pot up.

Marleneann, I was given a brom and know nothing about them. This plant has either 3 or 4 pups already and wondered if they MUST be removed, and if so, how do you do it? I guess the pot would get VERY crowded if I left them there.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:34 am

Hi Betty, I don't remove mine until I feel they need thinning. I rather like the crowded look in a pot.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:27 am

As K said they look good crowded together

I have so many huge clumps I have to bin them.
I just rip them off downwards if able, or cut with secateures
I used a machette this morning when I was sharing with Daniel
It was a huge tough one, and very big see below
Even the pups are big.. gasp

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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:23 pm

Nice pic MA, and brom too thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:46 am

Betty, one thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is that the original parent plant will die after it produces pups so once it starts to look tatty just cut it off above the roots so there is room for the pups to grow if you leave them there.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:18 pm

Hi Betty...I like to leave the pups on the plant until they develop a few roots. That way I know they will have a good start when I pot them on.
Some people take them sooner and seem to have success too.
Like Gail said ...once they flower that is when the pups take over and that part of the plant dies away.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:06 pm

Don't discard the Mum too soon. Even while she's dying she can still throw pups.
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:17 am

I leave my Mums on until they break away from the new pups without having to tug it off Question
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:24 am

I throw all mine in the bin Mums and pups they multiply so fast here..
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:26 am

gasp gasp gasp better add them to my list please Very Happy Very Happy I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Very large Bromeliad   Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:55 am

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