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saint john

October 30, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9320205

I purchased these plants from walmart yesterday, I think (am probably wrong) that they are bromlide. Any input would be amazing, they are such beautiful plants.

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9320215

You are correct, they are in the Bromeliaceae family.
Cryptanthus cultivars - maybe someone else will know which ones.
Spring, TX

October 30, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9320586

I agree that they look like Cryptanthus and they are probably hybrids of some kind.
saint john

November 1, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9321762

Wow, thank you both for the help, you have given me a starting point most definitely. Google image here I come lol.

First time I have used this forum by the way. Very helpful indeed.
Kind regards


Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2012
3:00 AM

Post #9323370

The first and third are definitely Cryptanthus. The center plant may be a young Orthophytum (perhaps O. gurkenii).


Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9327056

Another thought ... center plant may be Cryptanthus zonatus.


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9327078

Here are links to a few species and cultivars of Cryptanthus. (just click on a name at the left for an image)

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