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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2015, 22:12:34 »

Hi everyone.

Jaga - Thanks for sorting out what was meant by "move phone", I should have been able to work it out, but there's so many new names for things these days that I get a bit bamboozled at times.

The weather has definitely gone mad here, yesterday was exactly 20 degrees cooler than the days before. I don't think its the 30+ degree temperature that does the damage, I think it’s the sudden change, and now it's dropped back to lower than what's normal for this time of year.

You didn’t say what the names of the nice very dark coloured plants on the left and right of the big patterned leaf Vriesea in the last picture you posted on Oct. 5 were.

I had a tree fern looking just like yours with beautiful new growth sprouting out and the next day there was nothing; the blood white cockatoos had bitten them all off and dropped them on the ground. I think they’re the most destructive birds I know.

I haven’t had much experience growing Vrieseas from seed as I mainly do Neoregelias, would you like to share with us the method you successfully use?

Conrad – I’m posting a pic of my Neo Silverado which in which I’m sure you will see the influence of Takemura Grande. It’s growing out in the garden beneath a Pony Tail Palm which protects it from full sun for most of the day.

Just a few pic’s to finish with (ones the cold didn’t damage) to much

Neo Silverado

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Neo Small World

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Neo. Stairway

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Neo Sun king (Red Form)

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Neo Syncopate

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All the best Nev.
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 03:04:16 »

Hi all,
Nev I believe the neo's appear dark due to the bright back ground.

Neo on left is one I have shown before, its a a Nelson F2 which came out variegated.
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At the time I thought it would be a one off but it had 2 pups just starting, if you zoom in you will see variegation. The flower sepals were also variegated, hence will soon check on the seed.
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Having issues getting the unloader to work so shall post Rh side separately.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 03:16:11 »

OK part 2
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Plant on RH side, is Neo Royal Hawaiian x Skotaks Tiger
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Another same grex as above used for hybridizing last year, Conrad & Nev this plant has been used as a pollen parent.
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 18:45:22 »

Nice spread, Jaga.

That second picture has brilliant "teeth". I can see a plant like that costing me litres in blood! Stotack Tiger has good strong genes in the spines. I am still hoping to get myself a plant or two. I have Neo carcharodon tegrina and used that in a few crossings, but nothing serious. As a pollen receptor, it did not give me any seed. I did do a few weird crosses with its pollen though - Neo Blue Blood x Neo carcharodon tegrina  is one. Waiting for the seedling to get big enough to transplant. Cant see much coming out of that mix.


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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2015, 06:24:02 »

As Neo Silverado has been mentioned above, here's another cross we made, Skotaks Tiger x 'Silverado'

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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2015, 11:32:49 »

Hi all, just finished limping around my garden after a fall off my motorbike! One would think that a half a century of knowledge would give me some sense, but alas I remain an idiot! But I now have some time for more pictures.

Neo Moon over ford dix X Hanibal lector
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Neo Storm Warning - before onset of flower
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Neo Storm Warning - before onset of flower
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Neo Blue Blood
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Neo First Prize
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Neo burle-maxima species
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Neo Red Planet
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2015, 23:02:35 »

Very nice selection of nicely coloured Neo's Conrad. Big diff in colour with that 'storm warning' before and after!, which happens with a lot of Neos and is always interesting.
You have a nice yellow in that Barbarian as well. Much better colour than most of mine here as our light levels are just getting a point now where I can tell colour is coming back.
Hope your leg is not too bad?, I'm assuming if you can still limp about your be on the mend soon. Never been on a motor bike even, always thought that 2 wheels was a unstable formula.

Cheers, Jaga.
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2015, 06:33:12 »

Hi all, another Vriesea in flower.
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 12:03:18 »

Nice Vriesea, Good Colour. Do you have a name? I am always a little let down by the foliage types as their flowers are a little disappointing. Hope someone crosses one with a stunning flower.

My ego is more bruised than my leg! Nothing that won't heal in a few weeks. Sprained ankle is a pain, though.

Jaga do you have any Foliage Vrieseas that have brilliant flowers?

Conrad
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 21:40:39 »

Hi everyone.

Jaga - That's a nice looking Vriesea with the flower spike and like Conrad I would like to know the name as it seems somehow familiar and I have the feeling I've seen it before, perhaps among some of Pete Coyle's pic's on Face Book.

Conrad - Although hybridisers have been trying for a long time to combine beautiful flowers with beautiful foliage on Vriesea hybrids, I don't think many have been successful as you don't see too many pictures posted.

You'll find that patterned leaf Vrieseas like Neoregelias are grown for their coloured foliage and not the flowers which are usually insignificant in size (Neo's) or poor in colour (Vrieseas).

As you're only a young man perhaps this is an avenue you could take with your hybridising as I'm sure sooner or later magnificent plants will eventually be produced, just the same as I believe that we've only just seen the "tip of the iceberg" with inter-generic crosses and the best is yet to come.

I guess the best place to start would be the BCR to check what crosses have been registered so far and what parents were used.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 22:31:13 »

Morning all,
This white one I have posted before, its one of many look a like creations from Andrew Maloy. Its a cross between Vreisea 'Tasman Cherry Wine' and 'Snowman'. Grex is called ' Cherry Snow', its not registered.
Keep a eye out on the BCR, what's new. I did a cross , ospinea var gruberi x Angela, To be named 'Jags Hunua Fire' has a wonderful flower! Grown by a friend of mine. Should appear this week.
I have other crosses done with ospinea var gruberi as well that have not flowered yet but I did post them here earlier this year, http://www.bromeliadforum.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=2335.0. All these crosses were in mind to get a good combo of foliage and flower.
Nev I'm sure there are a number of others, the big issue is the nice flowing types normally default to green leaves.

Nev glad you think I'm young, your a hard task master!

Remember to check BCR this week.

Cheers Jaga
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2015, 23:16:35 »

Heres a link to above ospinea var gruberi x 'Angela',
VRIESEA ‘Jags Hunua Fire’ now registered, http://registry.bsi.org/?id=13096&whatsnew#13096

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