Now here in my tiny corner of the world, they aren't so important, but they appear to be of value anyway. Quesnelia marmorata 'Tim Plowman' has been home to this particular frog since I moved it outside for the summer.
This Anole lizard was hiding in and about them catching bugs the other day. He blends in pretty well with this green Hohenbergia too.
I've developed a bit of a collection, and recently moved them all outside for the summer again. I love that animals are enjoying having them here too.
The genus Hohenbergia might just be my favorite.
|Left to Right: Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii, Hoh. edmundoi Chapada Diamantina clone, unnamed Hoh. hybrid|
|View from above, l love the long tubular shapes these make.|
|Hohenbergia species #357 (an unnamed Brazilian species,) with two Neoregelia in front|
|Hohenbergia 'Karla', a variegated sport that was produced by a Hoh. magnispina|
This one murdered my arms trying to get it from the store to my car and back out to the yard again. It was meant to be.
|Aechmea orlandiana 'Ensign'|
By now you've probably noticed the chopsticks throughout these photos. The ones that had arrived without roots are staked in place with them. It works perfectly to keep them stable while they root, as you can't bury the base of the plant without risking rotting epiphytic bromeliads like this one.
There are some bromeliads that make pups often and form nice looking clumps more easily than others.
|Neoregelia 'Zoe' & Neoregelia Fireball|
|Neoregelia punctatissima 'Yellow Banded' and Neoregelia ampullacia red form (putting out it's 1st offset on a long stolon.)|
Side note: As an FYI, my Catopsis berternoniana from California Carnivores is actually (99% sure, sent in for ID) a Catopsis morreniana. So if you've purchased one from CC last summer as well, you've likely got a morreniana too. Why am I so sure? Mines making 3 pups, berteroniana only makes one. The flowers and overall size at maturity are different as well if that wasn't enough. Back on the hunt for a legit C. berternoniana :(