The bromeliad spikes are in full force, at least with these guys. Since my brom ID is a little weak & no ID tags in sight…let’s call them all NOIDs today. If I had to start my search…I would say Aechmea.
Maybe it’s the Sconnie in me, but I keep forgetting that a lot of Bromeliads grow well outside in San Francisco. Speaking of…the SF Bromeliad Society has a good list of outside Broms for the Bay Area and I’m sure they would be happy to have you swing by their monthly meeting this Thursday.
We’ve been developing an eclectic collection of Bromeliads. We started with a couple $5 yard sale plants, the Guzmania and our Vriesea splendens. Then did our Pineapple Experiment. Not long after we met the Bromeliad Masters…Casper and Daryl, their garden is Amazing!
Since then, we’ve been collecting a bunch that we keep finding homes for in our garden. Some live…some help amend the soil.
– Far Out Flora
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