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Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Nice!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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Sweet!

It's not often you get to share Tilly blooming, so I'll be bold and tag my T.brachycaulos multiflora:


Thanks for sharing this!
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #18
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Wow. Drop dead gorgeous blooms. Beautiful set ups. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:08 PM   #19
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Hydrophyte, HX67, & Sajacobs - thanks for the gracious words.

HX67: nice! I've always been fond of Branchycaulos (along with their hybrids and cultivars). This species has a beautiful rosette form. Definitely a spectacular Tilly when coming into bloom, especially when their leafs take on a bright red blush (the entire plant seems to glow).


LATE NOTE: the scientific name of Branchycaulos Multiflora (this name was used in the trade for many years) has been changed to Tillandsia Velutina.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #20
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HX67: nice! I've always been fond of Branchycaulos (along with their hybrids and cultivars). This species has a beautiful rosette form. Definitely a spectacular Tilly when coming into bloom, especially when their leafs take on a bright red blush (the entire plant seems to glow).
I agree. I regret taking the pic with cool white lighting only. Reds are much brighter in daylight.

My caput medusaes are shooting flower stems, too.



Again, thanks for this thread!
Loving your setups and Tillies.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #21
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A couple of fifth generation Tillandsia Ionantha 'Fuego' coming into bloom at the same time.




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Old 05-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #22
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How well would they grow in a 80-90% humidity vivarium?
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Very cool! I've seen epiphytes like those at various plant nurseries and have always wondered what the fascination was. Now that I've seen yours blooming, I know! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #24
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Meowschwitz, I'm really not sure (I keep my indoor Tillandsia in low humidity set-ups > picture of hygrometer included below). Problems can arise with keeping Tillandsia in high humidity conditions: the plants don't dry out as quickly after becoming wet (a much better possibility of rot and respiration problems). I'm not saying it can't be done (never say never), especially within a viv that provides good air circulation. I've been told that some species can handle higher humidity better than others (e.g., T. Butzii, T. Cyanea, T. Flabellata, T. Bulbosa, T. Branchycaulos, T. Velutina).




Thanks, tippeecanoe. Their blooms are really enjoyable to view, and most are very vivid. The only drawback is most blooms are very short lived. The 'plus-side' is that most Tillandsia reproduce fairly easy after blooming. This allows another cycle of blooming from the pups-offsets, and/or seedling, which has the potential to keep the cycle going on and on. My personal fascination with Tillandsia are the diverse textures and shapes of the plants (along with the different shades of greens, silvers and whites of Tillandsias), but even better... is the ease of care (and maintenance) of the plants.





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Wow! Just when I thought that I've seen everything in the hobby! Stunning!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:40 PM   #26
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Thanks, cosm3.

Violet flowers on 'Fuegos' protruding, stamens and stigma should open up in a couple days.






Tillandsia Funckiana coming into bloom (should throw a nice red flower in another week).

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #27
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Wow, my Ionanthas must be happy.

A couple of Tillandsia Ionantha 'Ron' coming into bloom.





Progression of Funckiana bloom:






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Old 06-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #28
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Tillandsia Stricta (grey leaf)

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WOW, absolutely incredible. Your set ups are so perfect as well!
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #30
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Thanks NeverEndingProject! Perfect is a strong word... appreciate your compliment, though... wish my set-ups were perfect. A bit like your screen name (a great choice by the way, and something we can all relate to) there is always room for improvement and something new to learn everyday.

Tillandsia Aeranthos "Clavelles" coming into bloom & flowering (07-17-2013)





Have been testing LEDs on plants for over a year plus... results have been very good (growth, flowering, reproduction)



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