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Author Topic: Alcantarea 'Red Ensign'  (Read 9117 times)
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« on: August 25, 2010, 04:36:31 »

Couldn't pass up the opportunity to be the first to post pictures under the Alcantarea topic. Alcantarea are my favourite brom, and 'Red Ensign' has become my favourite Alcantarea.

'Red Ensign' is a hybrid with the parents vinicolor and imperialis Rubra. I think it has the best traits of each, with the great rich colouring of vinicolor, but some of the size of imperialis, without being too big.

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It's about to send up a flower spike for spring.
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imperialis Rubra to the right, with vinicolor in front
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 06:10:54 »

Talk about starting the new forum with a bang!!!

The colour is fantastic and I already have a picture of a 2 meter high red chandelier!

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 08:02:22 »

Stunning plants Andrew
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 08:30:15 »

Thanks Andrew i was already craving Alcantarea. now i want to go buy some.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 11:24:42 »

Andrew your Red Ensign is looking magnificent,
I'll have to let the dust settle for a while before I
put any Alcantarea pictures up  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 06:44:45 »

ok i want some alcantarea's,  any one in Aus know of some alcantarea's that i could possible get hold on. looking for the rubra or Red Ensign.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 14:48:09 »

Andrew its always great to see the 3-red Alcantarea's on your verandah. I'd love to see some future pics of your RedEnsign in full flower, i'm sure it will look stunning.


ok i want some alcantarea's,  any one in Aus know of some alcantarea's that i could possible get hold on. looking for the rubra or Red Ensign.

Phil, I'm not sure exactly where in OZ you are but GreenStock near Brisbane are having an open day on the 18th of September. Bruce has the largest variety of Alcantarea's in Aust for very reasonable prices.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 23:38:16 »

A truly beautiful alcantarea Andrew, thanks for sharing.

Is it available in Australia? I hope so, as it is definitely going on my wish list.


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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 00:54:00 »

Matt that's mean i am 6 hours away, oh well ill have to wait for next time when i have enough cash to go up there and buy up big. and good to see some one in there twenties on here i don't feel so alone now yey.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 03:33:03 »

Matt that's mean i am 6 hours away, oh well ill have to wait for next time when i have enough cash to go up there and buy up big. and good to see some one in there twenties on here i don't feel so alone now yey.

Phil,
Myself and Rickta66 have visited Bruce @ Stockade several times now and never have we failed to fill the trailer or empty our wallets.
I highly recommend the 6 hour drive... its certainly worth it.

As for age, there are many brom collectors who are 'young' @ heart but very few are of young blood. It's great to see somebody your age so interested and keen in collecting.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 06:10:35 »

as you just pointed out matt empty wallet my wallet has moths in it and only getting emptyer.  but will save some money and go up there one day soon.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 23:35:18 »

Flower spike is developing well, and keeping the brilliant red colour. Should have flowers by Christmas  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2010, 13:03:54 »

Andrew,

All of your Alcs just keep getting better looking all the time.

Red Ensign would have to be one of the best looking Alcantareas that I have seen - I can't wait to see the full flower spike.

Alc turgida is another one that I hope might one day turn up in Australia.

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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2010, 13:50:36 »

Absolutely stunning plants  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 17:37:20 »

Yikes, that is one bright and beautiful plant!
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