1 edition of Bromeliads in color and their culture found in the catalog.
Bromeliads in color and their culture
|Statement||by Victoria Padilla, editor|
|Contributions||Bromeliad Society, Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||SB413.B7 B76 1966|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||2011658213|
Bicolored and multicolored flower spikes are very common. Many hybrids have been produced and these cultivars are vastly superior in color and ease of culture to most of the wild species. One of the advantages of this colorful bromeliads is they keep their color longer than the inflorescense. Bromeliad size, shape, flower formation and color are as diverse as the many species, with some types growing only 1 inch tall to those towering up .
A pup is the offset of another bromeliad plant. Pups can form at anytime but this most often occurs after your bromeliad has bloomed. Once a mature bromeliad reaches the point where it has a healthy bloom and a strong core, the original plant (known as the mother) will stop producing leaves and will begin producing its next generation of plants. Even commercial growers such as Tropiflora of Sarasota and Tropical World of Boynton Beach (two of my favorites) still use shade cloth over their stock of "full sun" bromeliads. The color's and forms are still superb, I assure you.
Each bromeliad plant blooms only once but the flower spikes last three to six months. Epiphytic, or air grown, bromeliads receive their nutrient supply from air and water and do not need soil to grow. Granted these aren’t the most welcoming environments for plants which are native to the subtropics and tropics, but in all cases, the bromeliads certainly held their own. They were sold as “color plants” and certainly were a lot more long lasting and much more forgiving .
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Bromeliads in Color and Their Culture Hardcover – January 1, by Victoria Padilla (Author)5/5(1). Every page has excellent color photographs of many exotic bromeliads; it is also rich in printed information on culture of an advanced nature for all levels of enthusiasts.
Subject matter includes collecting, hybridizing, care of plants in various world climates and the bulk of the book; a selection of exoctic specimens with excellent photographs to enhance the printed matter.5/5(6). Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden is a book for beginners, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs alike.
Descriptions and cultivation information for hundreds of species and cultivars, from Aechmea to Vriesia, along with an impressive range of photographs, will inspire gardeners and collectors/5(17). "This book opens the reader the gate to the world of bromeliads, the most interesting tropical plant family you can find." This opening statement pretty much sums up the purpose of this book.
It is a large sized, 9x11, page, coffee table book. The entire book is packed with some of the most beautiful bromeliad photographs I've seen. This is one of the most beautifully put together book on bromeliads. it has the most amazing photographs of what seems to be every single bromeliad out there, including hybrids!.
Each photograph has a description with individual qualities about each plant. Amazing book. I love Bromeliads in color and their culture book. A must have for the bromeliad fan or plant lover.5/5(5).
"The aim has been to provide an insight into bromeliads from the viewpoint of the practical horticulturist, and whilst it is a modest attempt at being a text book on some aspects of bromeliads and their culture, it is not intended to be a scientific publication." The above is from the introduction of this page book.
Bromeliads are a beautiful family of tropical and subtropical plants. Most bromeliads possess colorful foliage, beautiful flowers or both. With their many sizes, shapes, colors and ease of culture.
Bromeliad Care and Culture Information Overview. Information about the care and culture of bromeliad plants including ideal light, temperature, humidity, air circulation, water, soil, planting beds, potting media and fertilization. Light. Bromeliads tolerate a wide range of light intensities, including low light, for long periods without ill.
Bromeliad Culture Growing Bromeliads in Adelaide, South Australia Culture Information courtesy Bromeliad Society of South Australia This is based on the original Culture Leaflet printed by the BSI but changed greatly because of local Aussie conditions and plant availability.
It also includes 16 full color pages of photographs. Several other B&W photographs are scattered about the book. The book is about growing Bromeliads, or at least growing Bromeliads in Australia. It occasionally has some local reference to an Australian city or region, but mostly the information is generic/5(6).
Never let a bromeliad sit in water or it will rot. So if you are in need of some color inside your house or at the office, a bromeliad is a great choice and will provide color much longer than any.
Bromeliads are one of the most popular and easy-to-care-for houseplants. With more than 2, varieties and counting, these tropical plants come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and sizes — any of them sure to make a unique addition to your home. How to Care for a Bromeliad. Author: Melanie Dearringer 7 Comments.
Care and Culture. Bromeliads make excellent houseplants due to their vivid colors, unique features, and hardiness. Perhaps you picked one up for yourself or received one as a gift.
Bromeliads in Color and Their Culture – Padilla, Victoria – (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad) Compilation from the bulletins of the bromeliad society gives comprehensive species and variety, culture, propagation and display information.
Bromeliads in Cultivation, Volume 1 – Wilson, R. G.; and Wilson, C. – (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad). Bromeliad Care and Culture In general bromeliads are stiff leaved, rosette forming plants with brightly colored leaves, bracts and flowers.
The most famous is the pineapple (Ananas comosus). They are in the bromeliaceae family, which numbers over 2, species divided into 56 genera. They can be found growing in the wild from FloridaFile Size: KB. Bromeliads in color and their culture; a compilation from the bulletins of the Bromeliad Society.
Bromeliad plants provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sun-kissed climates. Growing a bromeliad as a houseplant is easy and brings interesting texture and color to the interior garden. Learn how to care for a bromeliad plant and you will have a long lasting unique houseplant that is low maintenance.
Bromeliads come in different varieties. All have wonderful shapes and colours. The different members of the Bromeliad family have grand sounding names after their proud discoverers in the 18th century, such as Neoregelia and Guzmania.
/ 2 / 2. Bromeliad is the family name. Guzmania, Vriesea and Tillandsia are names of varieties within the family.
I was perusing the library's catalog last week & noticed they had a Pterry book I hadn't read yet: The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings.
In the first of the 3 books, we meet Masklin, the putative leader of a small band of Nomes, trying desperately to survive in the English countryside/5. Bromeliads are a family of plants (Bromeliaceae, the pineapple family) native to tropical North and South America.
Europeans first found out about bromeliads on Columbus’ second trip to the New World inwhere the pineapple (Ananas sp.) was being cultivated by the Carib tribe in the West Indies. The foliage is bluish when grown in strong light, due to a dusting of waxy powder. A semi-arid grower that takes well to container culture or landscape use.
Very nice plants with heads about cantaloupe size and leaves trimmed to about 40 inches. Bare root specimens.Here is a great list of common bromeliad varieties Characteristics: The Earth Star Bromeliad grows best under artificial lighting. Flowers appear off-white in color in most varieties. Characteristics: Foliage is a grayish green color, almost appearing to be covered in chalk.
Pink bracts appear from the plants center and produces beautiful.Many bromeliads are known for their foliage. They have lovely rosette shapes and often brilliant colors with interesting variegation. However, some bromeliads also showcase a stunning inflorescence.
Bromeliads take a long time to mature. If you start with a young plant, it can take years before your bromeliad begins to bloom.