Intergenic Hybrid Bromeliad
It’s very exciting, the Cryptbergia “Red Burst” is getting ready to bloom. Will the flowers look more like the Cryptanthus part of the intergenic hybrid, or the Billbergia part? We’re all on a pins and needles waiting for the buds to open.
Of course, what makes this hybrid so exciting is that they took the hardiness of the Billbergia and added it to the shorter thicker leaves of the Cryptanthus. Hardy to 25 degrees! Deep red color in full sun! Multi-colored buds about to open!