Neoregelia 'Takemura Grande' x 'Takemura Princeps'. The legendary 'Takemura's' from the 1978 article that James Elmore wrote in volume #1, issue #1 of Grande Magazine. Although the origin and history of the cross is still debated, the story is that it was in the early 1960's when apparently, seed of a concentrica Hybrid was sent to Takemura in Japan from Richter in Germany. Takemura in turn shared seed or seedlings with Ralph Davis in Florida.
A beautiful display of color with gorgeous deep purple banding and leaf tips. A very large sized Hybrid attaining mature sizes of up to 24" - 28" across.
Picture shown is of a mature plant representing what it can look like when grown in the proper conditions.
Buyer receives offset 1/3 to 2/3 size of mature plant.
All plants shipped bare root without soil unless otherwise noted.