The Golden Plant
This is Â Blanchett’s Bromeliad (Aechmea blanchietina). Â Had I named it, I would have called it the fire plant. Â Don’t those colors remind you of fire?
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. Â Blanchett’s Bromeliad, also known as The Golden Plant, is native to Australia.
Wow that’s pretty awesome!
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Maribeth — Hawaii is full of awesome flowers — like the chocolate one I featured yesterday.
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.
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Kelley — I remember telephone wire crafts! I had a choker and key chains and bracelets and …..
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! 🙂
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It does look like fire. Maybe it should have been called the snow bromeliad.
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Doug — that makes about as much sense as Golden plant when it is clearly orange!
Really pretty. It would really fit in with the fall foliage here.
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SN — though it probably wouldn’t grow there …..
That is gorgeous! What an awesome Creator we have!
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Linda — nothing has ever underlined that for me more profoundly than the diversity of nature. Accident? Pft!
love the colours! it does look hot
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I love that plant. Great photo Q. 🙂
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Fire plant is an excellent name!
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I think I read that—it’s by David Eddings, right?
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!
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I was directed to your blog by ’tilden talks’. Your photos are really lovely!
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I thought that plant looked pretty Aussie.
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