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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (15903) 2020-01-29

CRYPTANTHUS ‘Bleeding Heart’ Hoppin, Steve 2007

Mature, open largish rosette to 45cm. diameter. Arching, narrow, elliptic, glossy lime green, slightly wavy leaves (around 10) with laxly-serrated edges and bright red axils when young. As the rosette matures the red darkens and extends to the foliage edges, producing central green stripes which become speckled or blotched russet red. Outer foliage portions can be pure lime green. The rosette .has an oval radial symmetry and flattens when blooming--a central cluster of pure white flowers. Offsets appear basally between the leaves. Reg. Doc. 1/2017 by Larry Giroux, .
Country of origin: Florida USA

Seed Parent: Richard Lum Pollen Parent: Ken Vinzant
Cryptanthus Society Journal, Vol. 32, Jan-March, 2017, pp. 17-18.