|This mantis has a good vantage point from my guzmania.|
|I posted a photo of this in bud a few weeks back but love the contrasting yellow flower that has now emerged.|
|The typically insignificant blue flowers seen on neoreglias; this one given to me by my brother is sunhardy.|
Not in flower yet, but the cluster of leaves in the centre is hinting that it's close to blooming.
I actually have two of these and it looks like they will flower at the same time. I think they are a bit special as it is unusual for a guzmania to have variegated foliage, although I have since picked up a small orange flowering one. I first saw this stunner at an open garden at Buderim. I bought a plant there and then, but the dogs destroyed it. Luckily a neighbour had what looks like the very same one, and was kind enough to share. Once it flowers, all will be revealed!