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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #4400891

I am finally posting pics of some of my collection. I would appreciate it if anyone knows propper care for the differnt ones and names fore my un-named varieties. Thanks for the help!
Aechmea Andersonni is the first

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4400907

JC Superstar

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4400955

Aechmea orlandiana

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #4400982

Aechmea orlandiana variegata

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #4401015

??

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #4401037

this one I now have in a hanging basket and it has no color to it anymore.

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #4401075

Devine Brown

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:37 PM

Post #4401107

Portea alatisepala

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #4401151

Nidularian fulgens

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #4401170

Neoregelia tricolor 'Burnsie's Spiral'

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
6:58 PM

Post #4401196

Neoregelia 'Nelwyn'

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ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 14, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4401227

Neoregelia laevis

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #4402132

Drooling on the keyboard here...beautiful!!!
digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #4405716

With your Texas location, the Nelwyn, Andersonii (all referneces to the late great John Anderson and wife Nelwyn) I'll bet youve been to John's place near Corpus.

In general,
Neoregelias like lots of light. More light ---> shorter, stouter, redder leaves.
Nidulariums like shade
Aechmeas, Porteas - middle of the road.
Of course all of them like high humidity which is hardly a problem in your locale. Check www.bsi.org and www.fcbs.org for good information on culture.

Dave
ShopJohnsons
Ingleside, TX

January 15, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #4406052

Yes Dave you guessed it... I did get the unbelievable opportunity to go through Johns collection with my mother and grandmother, well and Mrs. Anderson of coarse!! She was so sweet to us! I am so nervous with the ones I got from her that I am going to hurt them some how... it is alot of pressure on a begginer!! I would love any help you can give me!! I am absolutely in love with them now! Thanks... Sara

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

January 16, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4410147

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful collection.
Kaleem

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