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Australian and New Zealand Gardening: bromeliad-blanchetiana ?

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boofhead
townsville
Australia

October 13, 2006
3:19 AM

Post #2812336

can anybody identify this brom for us ?

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tropical3
townsville
Australia

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.
Roybe
Brisbane
Australia

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.

Roy
boofhead2
townsville
Australia

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.
annafl
Sarasota, FL

September 13, 2007
10:31 PM

Post #3971928

Boofhead,

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.

Anna
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

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!
Sue

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 23, 2007
9:58 PM

Post #4115856

Whatever it is ...it is very nice!

springer99

springer99
Queensland
Australia

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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