Friday, 12 July 2013


For those who are familiar with bromeliads will understand the title of this post.
I was never a fan of "Brom" as it is known in short.
But when I laid eyes on this one,
it captured my heart.
Those tiny white flowers against the chocolate brown and zebra-like gray stripe
is breathtakingly beautiful.

This one is called Earth Star Bromeliads.
Okay, this may sound funny to you but 
when I looked at this plant for the first time,
they gave me goosebumps..LOL!

But after looking at the variety of broms available in the market,
this spectacular species turns out to be unique in terms of color and design!
It is one of a kind.
Well, what do you know :)

Coming from the pineapple family, this foliage is charmingly variegated.
As much as I love eating pineapple, 
Never thought its leaves are cultivated in many ways.

Here is a pup or baby brom.
Which I found underneath those broad leathery foliage.
As strikingly beautiful as the mother,
the pup stays on for a couple of months before getting detached,
to continue on its own life journey.

Check out this "starfish" as a whole.
It is broad alright..
It takes up the space of my garden stool!

Such a friendly plant,
If you keep your distance :)
The edge of the leaves are thorny

Scientifically, this species are known as "Cryptanthus Fosteriana".
As they like humid airy environment,
I'm keeping it as a houseplant,
And as a decor for my living room :)


  1. I understand your goosebumps, Ash - the flower is wonderful!
    Great great pictures you took of it!

    Wish you a nice weeked from Denmark,

    1. Thanks Dorthe!
      Glad you love them too.
      Those tiny flowers brings out its beauty :)
      You have a great weekend too!

      Greetings from Malaysia.

  2. This is a handsome species - I haven't seen the likes of it. More frequently, I see the the bluish-green with silver stripes variety. I can see now why you are so fascinated with it.

    1. Handsome, you said? Still gives me the goosebumps looking at it..LOL!
      Still a long way to go for me on broms! But I've not seen the bluish-green you mentioned. Do you have any in your garden Elsie?

  3. Jest śliczny i nie dziwię się, że dostałaś gęsiej skórki na jego widok. Nie widziałam jeszcze takiego. Pozdrawiam.
    It is lovely and I am not surprised that you got goose bumps at the sight. I've never seen that. Yours.

  4. Hi Giga ,
    I guess you are also getting the goosebumps :-)
    This is my first experience with brom . I'm ok with it now.
    Take care and thanks for dropping by!

  5. Ash, interesting plant, the leaves are so variegated. I've read you need to water it in a hole in a center of leaves. Is it true?
    Take care your fingers!
    Have a nice week!

    1. There are many types of broms. For this species, less water is needed and the water shouldn't touch the leaves at all. I've read the same thing too but not sure for which species.
      Oh Nadezda, I'm scratching my hands many times since I have this plant :(
      Anyway, it is a nice plant to look at.
      You have a great week too!

  6. Ash, you have found a real gem here! I have goosebumps too :) Such unusual, exotic colouring - look like a sugar frosted chocolate dessert.

  7. So I'm not alone in getting goosebumps?! :)
    It is exotic alright, not many like this over here.
    I'm amazed Rosemary, but how did you get to chocolate dessert from goosebumps? Quite a radical change there, eh? :)
    You just gave me an idea of my dessert tonight after breaking of fast ;)

  8. I am back blogging and just called by to see how you were, it seems you might have stopped posting? Hope all is well with you and your family.

    1. Hello Linda!!! :)
      So nice to be hearing from you again. I have not been well...that's why. But I'm glad to see you blogging again. This lifts up my spirit to follow your lead.
      I truly and dearly hope to start writing again. Wish me success :)
      Take care my dear.


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