Another Tillandsia question re: IDs

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Tillandsias seem to be popular here right now.

Could I ask for some help id-ing two I recently received with no labels? The first one is....

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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

And the next two are the same plant. The tops of the 'leaves'(?) are quite red, with no sign of variegation...and the one below is of the backs of the leaves....

Any help would be appreciated!!!

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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)


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Coffs Harbour, Australia

Sorry i can't help, but what beautiful plants. Are you sure they're Tillandsias and not Aechmea recurvata cultivars? (the first one anyway) I have seen one very similar.
At least this will bring it back to the top so everyone can have another look!
Good luck

Springfield, MO(Zone 6a)

WW could be right. The sure way to differentiate Aechmea from Tillandsia (usually easy but not in some cases) is to look for smooth (Till) or serrated (Ae) leaves. With the great growing conditions you have it's easy to be fooled by cultural shapes and colors us temperate growers have to work with. The teeth can be very small and sometimes only apparent of one section of the leaf.

Of course WW's conditions are also supurb.


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Winter Park, FL

Hey Carol ............

John here in Winter Park! Thank God the winter's almost over; hoyas, broms, cycads, koi, and I are ready for warmer weather. We are gearing up for our annual Koi Show - and our Bromeliad Show in the next couple of months. Hope your winter was warmer than last year.

I don't know the variety - but this definitely is a tillandsia ......... not an aechmea. I will try to find out the variety over the weekend when I have a "tillandsia expert" coming over. We will be off to a Koi Show at the Morikami Gardens in Deerfield Beach - part of their annual Japanese Festival. The gardens are rated as one of the top Japanese Gardens in the country - and if you live in Florida - it's worth the trip. There is something for everyone at the festival!

See ya!


Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

AHA...another question...pleeeeeze?

Which is the best glue to use to glue the 'pup;' of a Tillandsia to a log?


Springfield, MO(Zone 6a)

There are many options. I use Goop Marine.

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

How about Gorilla Glue?

Gisborne, New Zealand

Aloha. When I saw your plant I recognised it as the same as the one I have out my door. It's a tillandsia mine is called
'Melon Crater'. I bought it as a very small pup it now has 5 plants but hasn't flowered as yet. I dont keep it warm humid damp dry,
any of the things I should be doing so could be why it hasn't.. What a nice surprise it will be when it finally does.

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