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Tillandsia cyanea

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

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral BayAreaTropics 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.

Regional...

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

Hayward, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Elizabeth City, North Carolina



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