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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.


  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 =-.

      1. 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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