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Your photos dont work.

In addition there are literally thousands of species/hybrids of Bromeliads across MANY different genera. And many of the HYBRIDS look very similar to one another.

Id say the best that can be done is get the correct genus once you fix the photos.

Im sure Antone and several others will chime in and back this post up as well.




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I got this at my local garden center a few days ago, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me a specific species. It was just marked as "4 inch Bromelaid." Thank you!





Link to Photos in case they don't show up:
Vivarium pictures by aacp123 - Photobucket
Your image tags for html look okay, I'd double check the links, looks like they might be the problem.

The brom looks like a Guzmania species or hybrid to me. Could be G. lingulata (very popular at HD or Lowes) but the inflorescence looks too short. Getting the exact species is going to be a very tedious process, I think. Good luck
 

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Looks like a Guzmania hybrid, but as Todd said anything beyond the genus is going to be hard to pin down.
 

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Ahh okay.

Thats a Guzmania. Beyond that I could not begin to tell you which cultivar.
In addition, Im not sure if this is mentioned much.
On the note of cultivars AKA Hybrids or specific named forms of a species.
On hybrid cultivars what happens is when the hybridization of species x crossed to species e is successful it is then referred to as the grex.
Many of the individual seedlings in the grex will look similar.
Usually only a handfull of these seedlings receive registered cultivar names
Therefore just because it may look like a specific hybrid it may not be that specific cultivar.

I may have some of the terms a little bit off but the basic explanation I gave here is correct.

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Ok, thank you everyone! I guess as long as it looks nice, and grows well, I'll be keeping it. Thank you!
 

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Just a little fyi, once a brom flowers it slowly begins to die. This may take a long time, but that plant is on the downslope from now on and will need to be replaced. It could give you a few pups before then though.
 
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