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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (17065) 2022-04-14

xPORTEMEA ‘Crazy Cat’ Paterson, Grant 2017

Stately lime green to mid green urn-shaped rosette to 60cm. diameter with leaves to 60cm long.. Leaves have a broad oval base with linear blades and are armed with small black spines. The red-stermmed inflorescence reaches 2 metres high by 75cm wide with open multi-branching. Flowers are well spaced with prominent red sepals below the pale yellow slightly twisted petals. Set berries are mid to ink blue at maturity . This cultivar was specifically bred as a hardy landscape feature plant and prefers full sun to bright light all day in Queensland coastal conditions. Reg. Doc. 1/2022.
Country of origin: Queensland Australia

Seed Parent: Aechmea blanchetiana (green form) Pollen Parent: Portea petropolitana var extensa