Bromeliaceae

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Aechmea ‘Bert’
A true epiphyte with gorgeous patterns and a need to climb!
This is my biggest mounted specimen and also my favorite one as well. It’s a monster and is so heavy!
Each plant is close to two feet tall, probably larger, and they hold a ton of water. The leaves are also heavily armed like most aechmeas, but how can you say no to a plant like this?
Goes in the greenhouse every winter and in full sun during the rest of the year! It’s best to grow it mounted due to its stoloniferous habit.

This is such a great plant. 
It will get some nice color later in the summer! View Larger

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Aechmea ‘Bert’

A true epiphyte with gorgeous patterns and a need to climb!

This is my biggest mounted specimen and also my favorite one as well. It’s a monster and is so heavy!

Each plant is close to two feet tall, probably larger, and they hold a ton of water. The leaves are also heavily armed like most aechmeas, but how can you say no to a plant like this?

Goes in the greenhouse every winter and in full sun during the rest of the year! It’s best to grow it mounted due to its stoloniferous habit.

This is such a great plant. 

It will get some nice color later in the summer!


Did you know you can use ground cinnamon to help prevent your bromeliads from rotting?

If you suspect your plants are starting to rot, either from the base or from the center you can sprinkle it in the center and the leaf axils, and you may be able to save your plant!

Let it sit in your plant for a few days while you let your plant dry and there’s a good chance you’ll save your plant from rotting competely! And it should give you some pups in time.Did you know you can use ground cinnamon to help prevent your bromeliads from rotting?

If you suspect your plants are starting to rot, either from the base or from the center you can sprinkle it in the center and the leaf axils, and you may be able to save your plant!

Let it sit in your plant for a few days while you let your plant dry and there’s a good chance you’ll save your plant from rotting competely! And it should give you some pups in time.Did you know you can use ground cinnamon to help prevent your bromeliads from rotting?

If you suspect your plants are starting to rot, either from the base or from the center you can sprinkle it in the center and the leaf axils, and you may be able to save your plant!

Let it sit in your plant for a few days while you let your plant dry and there’s a good chance you’ll save your plant from rotting competely! And it should give you some pups in time.

Did you know you can use ground cinnamon to help prevent your bromeliads from rotting?

If you suspect your plants are starting to rot, either from the base or from the center you can sprinkle it in the center and the leaf axils, and you may be able to save your plant!

Let it sit in your plant for a few days while you let your plant dry and there’s a good chance you’ll save your plant from rotting competely! And it should give you some pups in time.


Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!

Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’
Common Name - None
Place of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa Rica
Status - Not threatened 

This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 

I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 

I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!


Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia. 

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock. 

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia. 

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock. 

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia. 

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock. 

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia. 

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock. 

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia. 

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock. 

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.

Potted this little Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ F2 into a rather large container this morning. It’s called ‘Naked Lady’ because it doesn’t have any spines along it’s leaf edges, which is uncommon for dyckia.

This dyckia grows to be about one foot tall and wide so it should look nice once it matures. I also left this little native ground cover with it, in hopes that it will grow and spill out over the sides of the container and grow along the rock.

Hope it makes it through the winter cause it’s not getting moved from that spot for years.


Detail of Neoregelia ‘DeRolf’. 
Sunburn and split leaves from falling acorns beat this plant to hell last fall, and it’s finally growing out of it this summer. 
This plant was on my wish list for so long before i found a pup for sale at a reasonable price!
It has great variegation that blushes pink in high light, and full grown plants are absolutely stunning, especially in flower.  View Larger

Detail of Neoregelia ‘DeRolf’. 

Sunburn and split leaves from falling acorns beat this plant to hell last fall, and it’s finally growing out of it this summer. 

This plant was on my wish list for so long before i found a pup for sale at a reasonable price!

It has great variegation that blushes pink in high light, and full grown plants are absolutely stunning, especially in flower.