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    ID Help Needed! Have I already killed these poor things?

    Hi all,

    I have literally no idea what these are. Received them with a large group of plants from a greenhouse manager I'm friends with.

    Two questions:
    1. What are they?
    2. Have I killed them already? They've been without soil for 1+ week.


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    Both are Bromeliads. Can't comment on a more specifc ID, sorry. First one seems to have a waxy coating which reminds me of Brocchinia, but I don't think the urn would be so tight with leaves that dark of a color. Anyways, they are both alive. I don't really know much anout general Bromeliad care, I only grow B. reducta, which is in my terrarium and survives practically on ambient humidity alone.

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    yes there are bromeliads , but may be aechmea and nidularium

    Brocchinia does not seem to me to have the edge of the leaves in saw tooth

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    The one on the left definitely looks like aechmea, most likely the variety with pink bracts that is commonly found at home improvement stores.
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    Thank you all very much for the responses!

    A follow-up question on the media: I have Miracle-gro orchid mix (I know it sucks), sphagnum peat, and sand on hand. Is there any good mixture of these to use, or will I need to buy something else? Options around here are limited.
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    for me it is a good media .

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    Many Broms do not require any media at all. Those that don't, a great candidates for mounting on wood. The few Broms I do have, simply get watered by my spraying water into the main cup and/or the leaf axils.
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