Tillandsia
Tillandsia cyanea

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: cyanea (sy-AN-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 22, 2011, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I bought one for $5 at a local discount market. It's my second try with this Tilly. I myself have real doubts its a 9b plant..my first try as I recall 6 or 7 years ago ended with this plant rotting in winter rains. All my other Tillys have no problems dealing with the S.F. bay area winter rains. I might keep this on a front porch.