I know this is a Bromeliad, but does anyones know the name of this particular one?
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Bromeliad, but what kind is it?
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 23, 2013
    I believe that is Billbergia pyramidalis.

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    • Leida R Leida R on Sep 24, 2013
      @Douglas Hunt, thanks!!! Now, I believe I did that too, but I don't remember this one ever coming up. You had better luck then I did, there. Lol!!!

  • Sandra L Sandra L on Sep 24, 2013
    When growing up in south Florida, we called them Conch Orchids.(back in the 40's & 50's)

    • Leida R Leida R on Sep 24, 2013
      @Sandra, oh, that is very nice to know. THANK YOU!!! I will now let @Becky H know since she was the person who gave it to me. She told me her aunt had told her the name of it, but that she (Becky) had forgotten the name of the plant.

  • Gloria Gloria on Sep 24, 2013
    I agree with Douglas Hunt. It is a Bilbergia Pyramidalis and it grows here in Orlando like crazy. Blooms 2x plus a year and spreads so well. Years ago, I got my first plant it when it was growing up a Maple tree in Winter Park at a friends house. She took it off, gave it to me and our neighborhood has been blessed with it as it spreads so well I can offer it to neighbors every year.

    • Leida R Leida R on Sep 24, 2013
      @Gloria, ohh, just how pretty that must be around there with these. They really are gorgeous flowers.

  • Christina Wise Christina Wise on Sep 24, 2013
    Frank. His name is Frank.

    • Leida R Leida R on Sep 24, 2013
      @Christina, aha, the common name to these in California is Frank. It sure is amazing how many different names one plant could have. Thanks for your input!

  • Judy Judy on Sep 24, 2013
    Beautiful whatever the name!

  • Wendy Ann Short Wendy Ann Short on Mar 10, 2014
    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.