July 8, 2011

moving to a new blog site

I have been busy moving all of this to a new blog site. I think all new items will be on:

Succulent Bromeliads plus

Same name but new address. If the link doesn't work you can try:


It should work, I hope.

I think my blog on wordpress will let me do a little bit more, but we'll see.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Thank you Len

July 7, 2011

Who knows what it is?

I have a habit of picking up seeds that I find some times in my travels around Florida. But some times I don't know what they are. I pick a seed of  this a few years ago and I don't remember what or where I got it. I think it came from Key Largo. Can anyone guess what it might be or better yet know what it is?

I like the fat base.

Ananas lucidus Variegated

UPDATE AS OF 7/7/2011

New photos of this plant thats going to flower as of 4/7/2011
I like it more ever day.

Ananas lucidus and Ananas comosus var. erectifolius is the same plant. But how we have a NEW variegated form and its great looking.

A decorative pineapple with colorful miniature fruit. In spite of its size (over three feet tall), it is still considered a rather small species because of its upright habit. A showy species with slender, stiff but spineless leaves of coppery reddish brown and tennis ball sized, bright red fruit.

Culture: needs full sun - part sun
Allow the plant to dry in-between waterings. Fertilize every 4-week with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label.

July 5, 2011

Ray Lemieux

In July of 2009 Ray Lemieux of Tropiflora gave a talk to our Bromeliad Society of Sarasota. If you don't know who he is, he is the one who cares for and does all the hybrid's on Dyckia's and other terrestrials bromeliads  at Tropiflora.

July 2, 2011

Encyclia tampensis- Florida Butterfly Orchid

I don't have a lot of orchids, but this one I've had for about 20 years, give or take. I don't do anything  to it and it flowers every year. It came with me from Illinois (that’s where I'm from originally). It is hanging where it gets sun and rain.

Bromeliad Cultivar Register

Have you gone here yet?

Bromeliad Cultivar Register

 It's a incomplete list of Bromeliad Cultivar's.

It has a short description of the plant, tells you the Seed Parent and Pollen Parent if known. Who did it and when.
It could use more photo's of the plants. But for the most part it has good information.
I don't know if they are looking to add more to the list or add any photo's. I hope so.

Dyckia Winters Edge is not on the list