The Quesnelia testudo bromeliad is blooming for the first time. Looks like one of those coral reefs
you see on TV.
The flower actually 'glows' so much that my camera could not focus on it!
I've never had my camera 'go weird' on me before. I did this shot about 10 times.
Quesnelias are not a well-known bromeliad genus. This one seems to like Houston a lot and has already pupped. Be sure and protect from frost.
ONE FINAL WARNING:
The serrated edges and the dagger point on each leaf is nothing to mess around with.
I got stabbed in the leg trying to take this photo....and I'm a guy used to dealing with Agaves!
You should not grow this one around small children or around awkward people that fall into your garden plants.
All for now!