Funky Florida Flora-Miniata Bromeliad

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Roundabout the Fourth of July the Miniata Bromeliad started to flower. I thought how wonderful and patriotic – sort of red, white and blue. This is a rare find, a smaller reliable flowering Bromeliad that thrives in nearly full shade.

A member of the Aechmea genus, native to Brazil. The foliage is olive with burgundy backsides and not too sharp. The leaves will burn in the sun, especially in the hot midday sun. I cut the Strangler Fig that shades this plant back a little too much and the leaves are complaining by producing burnt spots and edges.

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The flower lasts for weeks and does well cut in vases.

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A. miniata flowers

16 comments on “Funky Florida Flora-Miniata Bromeliad

  1. Wow! I’ve never seen that before, beautiful!

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s very striking, both on the plant or in a vase. The lacy collar of fern is a nice foil for it.

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  3. That is the perfect Fourth of July flower. I have one that is similar that is light blue with hot pink. It usually blooms in the Fall and I believe I bought it for shade. I can’t remember the name, but could it be related?

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  4. Okay, Amy. That’s seriously gorgeous.

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    How cool and weird.
    Lily-of-the-Nile is a perfect flower for the Fourth of July too, but needs red to go with it. The blue or white blooms even look like fireworks.

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