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Can someone Identify this plant?

Posted by absolut3 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 11 at 20:43

Can someone tell me the name of this plant?


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RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

sorry I can't ID this plant, I think it is in the bromeliad family, but it sure is beautiful....
thanks for posting the great picture....linda

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

Definitely Bromeliad, very handsome. Maybe Aechmea.

If it were me, I'd so an Image search for Bromeliads & then try to match up the plant to the pix.

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

It's Bromiliad Aechemea. The variegation on yours is most striking. Look for tiny, purple/pink flowers on either side of the red/orange. Toni

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

Had no idea, so was waiting to say, "How pretty!"

Is the curl of the leaf normal, Toni, anyone?

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

Yes the curl is completely normal. Am guessing you'll see it in an Image search.

I don't think that's variegation Toni, just the leaf's pattern.

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

Purple, there's so many different species and hybrids it's hard to tell. Some Bromeliad leaves curl, others grow straight. The color on Absolu's plant is striking.

Karen, you're is the leaf pattern, but I call it variegation because of the color texture.
On the other hand, there's an all green B. aechmea. Would you consider Absolu's Brom variegaeted or not? Toni

RE: Can someone Identify this plant?

Hi all!

I think what you have is definitely a bromeliad. I believe it's actually Vriesea slendens or known as the flaming sword. Enjoy your wonderful plants. The curl is normal and it is just pattern. BEAUTIFUL! I love the group planting. The red spike should last a good oooooo two months or more. I used to have one myself but lost it and never did see the actual flowers which I believe are yellow. They should appear all the way up the spike......not at once though I believe. Do you know about the life cycle of bromeliads at all? This genus was one that I was obsessed with early on in my plant collecting. I don't have any at the moment. I should change that lol. Kyle

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