The Golden Plant

This is  Blanchett’s Bromeliad (Aechmea blanchietina).  Had I named it, I would have called it the fire plant.  Don’t those colors remind you of fire?

Fire Plant

I also came across this beauty in Foster’s Botanical Garden. The garden is a 160 acre preserve of beautiful, rare and endangered plants from tropical regions around the word.  Blanchett’s Bromeliad, also known as The Golden Plant, is native to Australia.

18 thoughts on “The Golden Plant

  1. First – what a COOL plant!

    Also, it reminds me of the telephone wire that we used to make crafts with in Girl Scouts — it came in bundles of a wide variety of color patterns. One was very similar to this. We made more jewelry…I wonder what happened to all of it? I guess with fiber optics those days are long gone.
    .-= southlakesmom´s last blog ..More Imaginative Plates =-.

      • I remember telephone wire too! I remember being sO excited when the phone man would come to the neighborhood because it meant we could BEG him for some – and if we didn’t push it too hard and become “pesky”, then we probably would GET some! 🙂 Boyyyyyyy… thOse were the days!

        Your plant is lovely too Quilly! I’m going to google it to find out if it flowers, or if what it IS is what it IS! 🙂
        .-= Melli´s last blog .. =-.

  2. We need the rain here, too. I had to water out on my back deck this morning…a chore I usually don’t have to perform after the end of August! Oh, and speaking of plants…I followed your advice on my Kalanchoe (remember, I named her Grace). She appears to be thriving! Thank you and thanks to your Botanist in Residence, as well!
    .-= Melissa B.´s last blog ..Dropping the Bomb =-.

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