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Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Nice!
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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 Brachycaulos (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 Brachycaulos 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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Tillandsia ionantha 'fuego'






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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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Old 05-28-2013, 12:20 AM   #23
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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 not really sure (I keep my indoor Tillandsia in low humidity set-ups). 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 cannot be done(never say never), especially within an enclosure 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). I have learned it is 'good' for Tillandsia to have a chance of drying after watering.

T. branchycaulos, 2 different forms (maybe a good candidate with high humidity)





T. bulbosa, 2 different forms (another possible high humidity candidate)







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 (via off-sets and/or seed). This allows another cycle of blooming from the pups-offsets, and/or seedlings... which has the potential to keep the cycle going on and on. My personal fascination with Tillandsia comes from the diverse textures/shapes of the plants (along with the different shades of greens, silvers and whites), but even better: the ease of care (and maintenance) for the plants.








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Old 05-28-2013, 02:14 AM   #25
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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.


Tillandsia funckiana






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Old 05-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #27
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Some of my personal favorites

T. streptophylla


T. paleacea lg. form


T. ionantha v. ionantha


T. prunosia


T. albida (3rd generation offset) - mother plant already flowered but do not have a photo


New variety of T. ionantha

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #28
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Tillandsia stricta (hard leaf form)



Tillandsia stricta (soft grey form)






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Old 07-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #29
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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 "for a never ending project" and something new to learn everyday.


Tillandsia Aeranthos "Clavelles" coming into bloom & flowering











Have been testing LEDs on plants for a couple years... results have been favorable (growth, flowering, reproduction).

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