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PlantFiles: Tillandsia
Tillandsia flabellata

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: flabellata (fla-bel-AH-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral olddude On Jul 23, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras at 1000 to 1250 meters with light green leaves, and inhabit relatively shady locations. These plants will also grow in a well-drained potting mix, and become much larger than when grown epiphytically



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