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natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

Posted by gonzer (My Page) on
Sun, May 3, 09 at 18:27

My small, seed grown, 6 year old aeranthos bloomed but with bloom color characteristics of a nearby T. bergeri. I had not noticed the bloom originally but now, side by side, it's pretty evident that it's a cross. Bergeri on the left, aeranthos right, mine on bottom. Whattya think?

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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

By left do you mean right, and right mean left? He he. Surely looks to be a cross. Even the leaf color/size/shape look to be an intermediate. Or is that an illusion? Congratulations on having one bloom from seed! And it being a hybrid too.
-andy


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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

I did indeed get my lefts and rights crossed up sdandy. Aeranthos on our left and bergeri on our right.


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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

Nice Gonz!!!


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Oh, and I really like the hybrid's color of petals, for some reason the bergeri is a bit too pastel for my personal taste (but not saying that I don't enjoy when they bloom!). Congratulations again on getting a seed to bloom. How many others have you successfully grown to maturity from seed?


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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

Hey Gonz and all,
I imagine that would be mighty satisfying to finally achieve a flowering tillandsia specimen from your own sown seed. It certainly does look like a cross between T. aeranthos and bergeri.

The opposite cross of those two plants, i.e. T. bergeri x T. aeranthos, is the hybrid T. Bergos.
Do you think my plant below might be it? - or ?? I lost the tag after initial purchase a few years ago.
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And just for comparison, here is my T. bergeri.
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Any opinions would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Kerry


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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

Kerry, I have no doubt that you have 'Bergos'. It takes on the leaf color of bergeri but the petal color of aeranthos. The flower bracts look similar to a T. stricta bloom. Nice plants!


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RE: natural hybid Tillandsia from seed in bloom

Oh good - thanks Gonz!

K


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