Some of my bromeliads, in the Canary Islands

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Carlo
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Some of my bromeliads, in the Canary Islands

Beitrag von Carlo » Sonntag, 20 Januar 2008, 23:43

Hello, I am new to this forum. I live in the Canary Islands and grow my plants outdoors. I got my first bromeliads about 15 years ago and little by little I built my own collection. I am more interested in species than in hybrids. Here are some pictures from the last two years. I hope you like them.

Carlo


Neoregelia concentrica, Aechmea triangularis. Early Spring 2006
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Neoregelia schultesiana-fireball. Late Spring 2006
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Aechmea blanchetiana, at the peak of summer 2007
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Unnamed Billbergia... any idea? 2007
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Billbergia leptopoda - January 2008
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Androlepis skinneri - Late Fall 2007
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Carlo
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Beitrag von Carlo » Donnerstag, 24 Januar 2008, 16:09

No replies? :(

Some more pictures of my plants, from a friend's website ( http://palm-trees.org/ ) , who came and took pictures last Aprile, under the rain, in full splendour.

Neoregelia 'Martha McCallister'
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Neoregelia bahiana
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Neoregelia johannis
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Neregelia concentrica, from Brazil
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Neoregelia cruenta f. rubra
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Pete
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Beitrag von Pete » Donnerstag, 24 Januar 2008, 20:47

Hi Carlo
Beautiful plants!
Particularly, those Neoregelias are very nice and stunning! :)

Best regards

Carlo
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Beitrag von Carlo » Sonntag, 27 Januar 2008, 20:17

Thank you Pete, thick leaved neoregelias are probably my favourites, I get the best by keeping them in full sun but sometimes they get burned at the peak of Summer. I will post more pictures later when I will upload some more.

Carlo

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Carlos plants

Beitrag von bristow48 » Freitag, 1 Februar 2008, 10:28

Nice plants it must be hard with all that sun you get there, what about wild life, do they bother you plants? I get alot of grasshoppers, that have a go at my out door plants. Just when you want to show them at club meeting. A dirty big grasshopper looking at you, with the express of whats your problem. But they make good food for my pitcher plants.

Carlo
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Beitrag von Carlo » Freitag, 1 Februar 2008, 15:29

Bristow,

Bromeliads are my care-free plants. I forgot they are there until they bloom or "ask me" to divide them.

I never had problems with any wildlife. Grasshoppers at my place appear once in a blue moon, and they never fed on bromeliads.

As for sunlight, I only see problems in the hottest days of July-August. It is true they don't do well in sunnier and drier coastal Southern Tenerife, but I am closer to the mountains. It is still dry and warm, but with more cloud coverage and night dews.

Carlo

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Neomea
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Nice

Beitrag von Neomea » Donnerstag, 27 März 2008, 15:04

Hey Carlo

PalmsZA on the palm board here....Nice broms. I didnt know you collect aswell! I am sure we can convert you to the hybrids Neos sooner rather than later.

Dennis
Growing Bromeliads in Durban, South Africa

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Beitrag von flajas » Samstag, 26 September 2009, 20:54

Hi Carlo, your mystery Billbergia looks like a Catherine Wilson. You have great photos. MJD

Gérard Delanoy
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Beitrag von Gérard Delanoy » Mittwoch, 30 September 2009, 13:04

Nice plants!
HI to all, I ma very interested by tillandsia and some others bromliads which grows with cacti .

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