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Australian and New Zealand Gardening: bromeliad-blanchetiana ?

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October 13, 2006
3:19 AM

Post #2812336

can anybody identify this brom for us ?

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October 13, 2006
6:08 AM

Post #2812658

Hi Boofhead,
I can't help you with your brom but a warm hello from a fellow townsvillian.
Good luck with your search.

October 14, 2006
11:13 PM

Post #2817541

Hi bh, It looks possibly like an Acemea variety, you'll know better once it flowers. You could try posting it on the bromeliad forum.


January 21, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #3104747

g'day tropical3 and roybe, have found out it is an alcantarea imperialis with a few people after pups. also found out how big it grows, up to 5m tall. takes about 10 years to flower so we will be waiting a while. catcha.
Sarasota, FL

September 13, 2007
10:31 PM

Post #3971928


I think your brom is truly an androlepis skinneri. Looks similar to an alcantarea, but there are differences also. Please google it. I have both types of specimens in FL. Grows large also, and can tolerate quite a bit of sun. The more sun, the more pink/wine color the leaves acquire.

Coffs Harbour

October 21, 2007
9:00 AM

Post #4106493

Hi Boofhead2, I think this pic is the same Bromeliad as yours. It is in a planting outsideof a wholesale nursery that specialises in Broms. As you can see the one on the left has flowered and died, so its not always a desirable thing to see it bloom!

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October 23, 2007
9:58 PM

Post #4115856

Whatever it is is very nice!



December 30, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8948441

Hi Boofhead,
this reply will be a bit late and not sure you'll even see it, but this looks exactly like my Werauhia sanguinolenta. Mine is the rubra, and is looking a bit more like yours at present as it's getting too much sun, if it is a Werauhia sanguinolenta rubra, they like the shade. The more shade they get the darker the foliage, towards almost black.

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