Tillandsia leaves with bands

sdandySeptember 13, 2009

Can anyone tell me what is going on with this Tillandsia? Was it hit with too much fertilizer or some other environmental event to make these green bands. Probably half of the clump has the bands. Anyone else see this on their plants before?

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gonzer_gw

It's fairly common Andy when the fertilizer concentration is too high. Some species like aeranthos, bergeri, and especially shiedeana really take exception. They seem to be vulnerable to green-banding even if the dilution is a teaspoon over the normal rate. Happens to me fairly often and is nothing to worry about. I just starve those species mentioned above = problem solved!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 7:44AM
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sdandy

Thanks Gonzer. Settles my curiosity. Although it is kind of a cool look...

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 10:28AM
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gonzer_gw

Andy, I forgot to mention that the bands are also caused by fert solution sitting in the center of the plant, not drying out completely. Always feed early in the day.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 7:31AM
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