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This is a discussion on bromeliads in bloom within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by ironchef6314 Bruce, the purple-blue parts are the actual flower, the pink is ...
Drew, that is an awesome bloom! I love the coloring in it.
Now, that is one of the most beautiful color combinations that I have ever seen...and it's not even an orchid! Betty :-)
wow i love the coloring especially the blue =)
Hi Bruce, don't know the formal name but we call that (pink bract, purple flower) one Silver Vase. I've been told that once the plant blooms it throws off babies and the mama plant dies but I've not found that to be completely the case. Some of my 'mothers' have bloomed again along with their babies! Great pic of a beautiful brom.
Sweet bloom, Drew!
Typically the mother plant does die after blooming and then forming some 'pups'. Sometimes a pup will form directly from the crown of the mother plant as I understand it.
Here's those tillandsias that are in with the Rhyncholaelia digbyana, the little orchid hanging of the right side is an oncidium popoki 'mitzii'