Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Festive Holiday Bromeliad

I love the blossoms on this bromeliad. They look like little yellow pineapples. The neat thing about this bromeliad is that you get a little extra mileage out of the blooms because they change color from yellow (for Thanksgiving) to red (for Christmas).


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What huge bromeliads you have. By contrast I have a small one that looks something like this. It is staying small but it is growing in its pot. It has put out several side shoots but hasn't bloomed since I have had it. I have wondered why it hasn't bloomed again?? I am sure it was the bloom that attracted me to the plant. However it is a challenge to keep it alive. During winter I bring it inside and keep it in a conservatory/terrarium. It seems happy. I would like to see it laugh with a flower. :)

Susan said...

Lisa...they love humidity, so they're perfect for Florida. As a matter of fact, they multiple so profusely that I have to toss some out occasionally. I believe the mother plant blooms only once and then the pups (new plants) are the ones that will keep the blooms going.

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