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queens tears won't bloom

Posted by susang84 none (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 12:34

I have had a queens tears for about 5 years now. It has gone from being a 6 inch plant I bought on sale from a mag. to having leaves around 3 feet in length and has 4 pups right now that are not quite big enough to separate. I have yet to see it bloom. I have it planted in a cactus mix with vermiculite added.


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RE: queens tears won't bloom

That is odd if the plant is QT. They usually bloom several times a year when naturalized in one place and not moved.


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Do you think I should try and add some of my left over orchid mix?


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Do you have a photo of the plant?


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this is the plant.


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I like how it seems the bands of color become more prominate as the plant gets older.


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susang I don't think your plant is QT. I beleive its a form of Aechmea fasciata. If not fasciata I am sure its an Aechmea. QT is a Billbergia nutans with much thinner leaves and usually spotted or solid green. QT has a pendulas bloom while fasciata has an upright large bloom. Fasciata is pictured on the main page of the bromeliad forum upper right of the page. A search of FCBS.org will get you many photos of many bromleliads


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I don't know why it posted sideways. The Aechmea fasciata is dead on it looks except for the leaves. Do they get trimmed back?


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I don't know why it posted sideways. The Aechmea fasciata is dead on it looks except for the leaves. Do they get trimmed back?


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RE: queens tears won't bloom

susang - I have to agree with HDD your plant definitely isn't Bill. nutans (Queens Tears). It looks to me like Aechmea fasciata that's been grown in insufficient light, hence the long thin leaves.

To see what Bill nutans (Queens Tears) looks like, go to the FCBS Photo index and look under Billbergia species.

The pic attached shows Aechmea fasciata growing in good light in my garden.

All the best, Nev.


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Here are Aechmea faciata with less light than splinters but a bit more light than yours. Summers on the south side of a west facing porch and are in an east facing window in winter. I'm about 43 degrees North latitude.

 photo porch1.jpg

tj


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