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Tillandsia
Tillandsia flabellata

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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