Speaking of sharing, hop on over to Steve's Garden Blog for the rest of this month's epiphyte collection at http://www.therainforestgarden.com/.
Aechmea 'Little Naru'. The pups are silvery par excellence!
"LITTLE" Naru is my second largest bromeliad!
Someone has quite a sense of humor..."Little Naru" is anything but little when full grown.
OTHER FACTS FOR BROMELIAD ENTHUSIASTS:
Aechmea 'Little Naru' is about 2 1/2 feet x 2 1/2 in height and spread. It blooms periodically, though mine hasn't bloomed. It sets pups yearly, but only 1 or 2 at a time. It abhors freezing weather. I almost lost this plant last winter. It likes dappled shade and can take hot, summer temperatures. It is NOT fussy about soils or conditions, but keep it in a small, undersized pot with quick draining soil media.
OTHER SILVER BROMELIADS:
Aechmea fasciata, Aechmea 'Romero', and many in the genus Tillandsia.
Thanks for stopping by. David/ Tropical Texana