Friday, September 25, 2009

Neoregelia caroline tricolor x 'Takemura Princeps'

These plants were the misguided attempt to develop a range of variegated Neos, till I realised that Neo. carolinae tricolor was not a good candidate to do this with. Another five years wasted, never mind, at least some good plants came out of it!

Neoregelia 'Exotica Ebony Beauty'
This one has tough rosettes of very dark burgundy leaves, sparingly speckled with green. It is most similar to 'Sharlock', but with wider and slightly darker leaves and a more compact form. The photo was taken in the wrong light to properly show how dark it gets, these dark broms are hard to get right. I'll have another crack at this later! Prefers full sun to bring out leaf colour.

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