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« on: May 25, 2012, 22:57:20 »

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A while back I noticed one of my Guzmania pups (not sure of the variety) starting to get some pale red variegation in the odd leaf. It wasn't very distinct, however as the plant grows bigger the red variegation has suddenly become much bolder and is clearly visble on all the new leaves. It came off a normal green leaf mother plant.

I was also surprised to discover that 2 other pups from the same mother also show this trait, however the lines are not numerous and less distinct at this stage. Does anyone else know of other Guzmania's or even Vriesea's that show this kind of red variegation? The plant still has quite a way to grow until mature, so I am hoping for further boldness in the lines.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 00:13:25 »

Hi Craig,

Neat sport!  I can't help with your questions, but I sure do hope you can perpetuate those strong variegations.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 00:37:19 »

Great sport Craig, this happened to me on a Nidularium procerum cultivar. Unfortunately the pup died, but it looked great for a while.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 00:39:51 »


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The plant still has quite a way to grow until mature

How much bigger will it get Craig? It looks fairly good size right now. Then again, Guzmanias aren't my forte.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 03:15:37 »

I grow a lot of Guzmanias and that never happened at my place. You are very lucky. Hope it continues to to get better with age. Is it a lingulata type?

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 04:14:23 »

Very nice Craig , I have a few different Guz sports but with the usual white variegation . Fingers crossed for survival of these for you .

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 06:04:41 »

Before clicking the thumbnails, Craig, I thought you might be referring to the sort of red pinstriping that you see in Guz. zahnii and some of its hybrids, but this is quite different.  I can recall seeing this sort of thing on floral bracts, but not on the foliage.  It would be interesting to know what the cv. is, and what is in its lineage.   It reminds me a bit of N. Amazing Grace.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 17:53:24 »

Hi All

Thanks for the feedback. I do hope to try and find out what the cv. is of this Guzmania when it comes into flower. Will post a photo when it does. Gonzer, it is a fairly large growing variety in terms of height. I would say that the red variegated plant still has almost double the height to grow to equal the size of the normal green form of this variety. What I look forward to most is to see what it will look like if the red stripes continue to run up the flower spike.

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