Posted by: Bruce | June 21, 2012

Bromeliads up a little closer and personal.

For a change of pace, a photo. I liked this colour scheme and alien appearance.

Bromeliad - Aechmea 'Coral Beauty'.

Bromeliad – Aechmea ‘Coral Beauty’.

Word for today:    Macro……making big of small

More to come;    same blog time, same blog channel


  1. Hi,
    What a gorgeous flower, I love the colours, very nice photo. :)


    • Hi Mags, thanks for that. Sorry for not answering your comment. Somehow I missed it. Hope things are going well.


  2. You wouldn’t know the species, by any chance? We were given one, but can’t find specific cultural notes re planting, watering, feeding needs etc.


    • Hi Lynne, not being a clever plant person I went looking and found the following site if you’d like to check them out. The name/species? appears to be Aechmea (Coral Beauty) and I think they grow fairly easily. At my Mums place they don’t get much special attention. Depending where you are in the world, the latitude of my Mums place is around 33 degrees sth. A bit cooler for you if in NZ. Hope this helps; Thanks for visiting. Bruce


  3. So prompt! Thank you, Bruce. Now I’ve visited the site you suggested, I know a little more – maybe enough to not kill off hubby’s second one


  4. i hav a large type of bromeliad that i having trouble identifying…it hasnt flowered yet so have little 2 go on…i think it is the type that grow in harsher environments compared 2 the majority of broms that like a more tropical setting… it has long leaves in the typical vase arrangement but they r about 40cm long & hav little recurved apex in top middle…the leaf is sort of crinkled or creased lenthg ways with about 5-6 dents along the leaf…its a greyish light green colour & i hoping its goin 2 flower 4 me this year!!!


    • Hi. I hope it does the flowering bit for you too, it sounds kind of interesting. As for the species, I don’t have a clue. This link might put you on the track for identifying which one you have. It goes to an Australian site and helped out a New Zealander some time back.
      Thanks for looking in. Maybe you can let me know if you find yours; then I can check it out. Some plants are mighty unusual to look at. Bruce


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