plugs, 4 inch pot
$2.00 – $4.95
Purplish black in bright light, this large bromeliad spans a meter when mature. Its meter long spike has black bracts bearing off-white flowers, creating vivid contrasts and making it a great accent plant. Prefers semi-shade to dappled bright light; the amount of light influences foliage colour.
plugs, 4 inch pot
Highly versatile and low maintenance, this medium sized brom can grow on a variety of surfaces and has a high tolerance to heat and humidity. The coarse leaves have burgundy-purple crossbands and thick green spines along the edges, and grow erect to form a tubular rosette about 60cm tall. The short, showy inflorescence is fairly long lasting and comprises of dark red bracts and yellow flowers.
N. scarlet charlotte has bright green leaves with the most gorgeous scarlet centre at maturity whereas N. medusa is spineless beauty with lovely formed rosette and intense colouring at flowering . A cross between these beauties and you have a lovely plant that deserves a place in any collection. Best in dappled light, with some morning sun to maximise the leaf colouring at flowering.
This one’s a large, multicoloured stunner, with a 50 cm tall flower spike bearing numerous purple to red bracts with yellow petals. The large, deep green-blue leaves are faintly banded, with thin white stripes. The purple on their tips extends to a purple shading underneath, making this one of the more beautiful members of the group.
This large, sun tolerant ornamental bromeliad can grow to 1.2 metres high. The foliage can range from green, to orange to red depending on the clone, and will develop its best vibrant colours in sufficient sunlight. The large flower spike can reach 1.5m bearing long lasting masses of red and yellow flowers and purple berries. The orange and yellow varieties prefer full sun while the green variety prefers partial sun.
Great for drought tolerant, shade or container gardens. A large and impressive aechmea, with a rosette that can reach more than 1m in width. Partial shade or patio situation is ideal for this aechmea. It has glossy green leaves that turn tinge red in strong light. These elongated thin red leaves form a fountain shape over time. The multiple branched flower stem reaches more than 1m in height and is comprised of many pink berry like flowers tipped with red petals. Attracts hummingbirds.
This evergreen, smooth textured Vriesea spans a metre at maturity. The leaves have a beautiful, symmetrical pattern, and it is grown as much for its foliage as for its bright yellow and red blooms. Suitable for planting indoors, it prefers full shade to partial sunlight.
Neoregelia ‘Blushing tiger’ is one of the best choices for landscaping. It gives a stunning display when planted in bunches. Its contrast and red stripes all over with dark red centre make it’s a sought after neo in landscaping as well as just potted plant.