Six Common Bromeliad Varieties
Author: Celeste Booth12 Comments
Here is a great list of common bromeliad varieties…
- Common Name: Earth Star
- Scientific Name: Cryptanthus
- Characteristics: The Earth Star Bromeliad grows best under artificial lighting. Flowers appear off-white in color in most varieties.
- Common Name: Urn Plant
- Scientific Name: Aechmea fasciata
- Characteristics: Foliage is a grayish green color, almost appearing to be covered in chalk. Pink bracts appear from the plants center and produces beautiful purple flowers.
- Common Name: Scarlet Star
- Scientific Name: Guzmania lingulata
- Characteristics: Foliage is green. This bromeliad variety produces bright red bracts with small white flowers.
- Common Name: Flaming Sword
- Scientific Name: Vriesea splendens
- Characteristics: Foliage is a brown and green color. A ‘flaming’ red spike comes from the rosette topped with a bright yellow flower.
- Common Name: Blushing Bromeliad
- Scientific Name: Neoregelia carolinae
- Characteristics: Foliage is green and white striped showing a bright pink coloration near the center for several months.
- Common Name: Pink Quill
- Scientific Name: Tillandsia cyanea
- Characteristics: Prefers to grow with its roots uncovered or slightly covered with a moss type substance. The only watering this variety needs is a weekly misting. It features hot pink bracts and small purple flowers.
Cryptanthus: Chantal Wagner Kornin via http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanjenchan/4548633827/
Aechmea: Kai Yan, Joseph Wong via http://www.flickr.com/photos/33623636@N08/3889417608/
Guzmania: Mauricio Mercadante via http://www.flickr.com/photos/mercadanteweb/8150555324/
Vriesea: R_A_L via http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordbeavis/6907903365/
Neoregelia: TANAKA Juuyoh via http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanaka_juuyoh/2473446002/
Tillandsia: Jeffdelonge via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bromeliaceae01.jpg
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