I have no idea what tillandsia it is

LeanDecember 2, 2012

Dear all,
I am new to tillandsia. Recently i bought one. After much reading on the web, i was captivated by its uniqueness and beauty. I have been looking at hundreds of pictures, trying to find out its species but none of them looks similar. I may have overlooked because I am no expert in this. My plant has several pups. The tips dry up easily even though I mist them twice daily and soak them for 4 hours every 1-2 weeks. Yet the tips still look lousy. I would appreciate if anyone can tell me more about this species. Thanks!

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Maybe Gonz will pop by and ID it

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 12:56AM
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Tough to say. The plant is very wet and looks like it was initially raised in a greenhouse, perhaps the ubiquitous T. ionantha.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 7:13AM
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Thanks Gonzer! I bought it from a green house nearby a park in Malaysia, it is a cooling environment there. I hope to see it blooms one day :)

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 3:22AM
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Hello Lean,

I know I'm a little late here. I agree with gonzer. I also think it's some type of Ionantha. Misting them twice a day seems like quite a bit. You don't want them to be wet all the time. The brown tips will probably stay brown. Watering them more will not bring them back to green, in my opinion.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 3:37AM
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Also, I would remove that moss from the base of the tillandsia. That is an invitation for rotting the plant.


    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 4:05AM
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