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I have no idea what tillandsia it is

Posted by Lean none (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 2, 12 at 19:07

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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RE: I have no idea what tillandsia it is

Maybe Gonz will pop by and ID it


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RE: I have no idea what tillandsia it is

Tough to say. The plant is very wet and looks like it was initially raised in a greenhouse, perhaps the ubiquitous T. ionantha.


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RE: I have no idea what tillandsia it is

  • Posted by Lean none (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 3:22

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 :)


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RE: I have no idea what tillandsia it is

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.


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RE: I have no idea what tillandsia it is

Also, I would remove that moss from the base of the tillandsia. That is an invitation for rotting the plant.

Larry


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