Neoregelia concentrica

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Neoregelia concentrica, cultivar unknown, from the collection of the Quito Botanical Gardens. This striking bromeliad is native to Brazil but has found widespread cultivation, likely because it is so very pretty. Neoregelia are "classic" broadleaf bromeliads which collect water in a central reservoir (where the inflorescence will later emerge.) As such, they are important parts of the rainforest ecosystem - a single large specimen may host over 200 types of organisms, from amoebae to frogs.
     

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    oh, boy! how'd i miss this?!

    beautiful!!!!

    (thanks, togata for pointing it out!)
     
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    It was even more purple in person. Thanks, Joc!
     
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    wow, really??? *drools*

     
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    Well, if you can keep Aroids alive, you would have no problems with a Bromeliad. Ecuagenera doesn't stock N. concentrica, but they do have the all-purple N. aculeata-sepala, and I'm sure if you contacted the US Bromeliad Society somebody would have a cultivar of N. concentrica. Just be warned that they can get quite large - that specimen had a diameter of about a meter.
     
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    oh, that one is just as nice!!

    N. concentrica gets to be THAT wide?! wowee!!!! hmmm, i DO have the space for that, lol
     
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    Well, I can't speak for your conditions. Grown outdoors here, though, it does. The largest Neoregelia I have seen, however, was a striped one of nearly 2m diameter. The Puyas still dwarf them, though.
     
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    Would go nicely here. A meter that is practicaly a pond for the frogs etc. My funny little bright red one is my favourite and has made pups quiet well. Have several continers now from one I got about 5 yrs ago. Had no idea what I had till the list enlightened me.

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