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#1 shroomhunt

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

IMG_20130603_170456_305.jpg My dad calls it the devils bromeliad but idk what it really is. All I know is that the emerging flower is crazy looking. Super orange and reddish. I'm sure its gonna get bigger and better keep ya posted as it developes.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

Beautiful!!!!!
I can see he reference to bromiliad in the flower shape and structure, but i have never seen one with such devilish spines........

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:32 PM

They are sharp as hell too. Most point outward but occasionally some will grow pointed inward. That thing is behind my compost pile and I get stuck on it every time I'm pulling weeds around it or the pile. That plant can sure scratch ya Up but its cool.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

I did a bit of searching (because i really like this plant). It is a Bromeliad, and the Dyckias are the best match for the narrow leaves with the wicked thorns. The flower does not match description, but there are a lot of these and a slew of hybrids as well.

These usually flower once, and then produce alot of pups at the base after the original plant dies. Be sure you save some pups....... we may need to talk about this,

later......:teeth:

This is as close as I could find to the flower.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

Yes sir two pups have come up already

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

wow....I want one!
That's so beautiful, almost reminds me of a gnarly Aloe :P

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I'll send out a few if many pups form but I'll need at least one if the mother plant dies after flowering. The flower has progressed since that photo so I'll post another soon.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

Update pic IMG_20130604_182803_990.jpg

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

IMG_20130604_184830_915.jpg Caught this yellow rat snake this morning while riding through the country looking to see if the caps are a popping yet in the fields. Unfortunately only saw what were most likely antillarum and only three at that. But the snake was a good find. Gonna let him go in the drainage ditch across from my house where there are other yellows I've seen in the past.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

Looking awesome shroomhunt. I thank you for sharing these pics as the flower developes........

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

IMG_20130605_181225_611.jpg new pic already...its developes so fast

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

What are you feeding this monster? :lol:

The flowers on my bromeliads develop quickly, but this Lil Devil is going at a rate I haven't seen. And really looking good as well.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Dose it look like a type of aloe to you guys too?

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Dose it look like a type of aloe to you guys too?


Only in formation perhaps. Aloes have very fleshy succulant leaves. The Bromeliads are fiberous leaves with Pineapple or stemmed flowers.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

IMG_20130606_163437_250.jpg I don't feed it anything and its only planted in my native soil. Its just a growing machine. Perhaps since its close to my compost pile the rain has wash tons of nutrients towards the plant but idk.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

IMG_20130609_202315_271.jpg IMG_20130609_202315_271.jpg pic updates

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

One week and a monster flower, such an interesting plant.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:32 PM

Beautiful flower!

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:46 AM

I have got to find one of these!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

The flower died for the most part within a week of the last pic. However little pods are forming i think...could there be seeds in there?




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