Plant ID forum: Tillandsia

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 14, 2012 3:10 PM CST
I have had this lovely, curvy Tillandsia for years but this is the first time I have seen it bloom. I would love to know its name.
I had to remove it from its previous location because the tree died and it is just 'hanging out' at the current one but seems to be happy enough!

closeup of the flower

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Dec 14, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Maybe Tillandsia tenuifolia?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 14, 2012 7:06 PM CST
I don't think so, the foliage is distinctly curved in one direction which I don't see on T. tenuifolia; here is a picture of the whole plant.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 15, 2012 7:27 AM CST
This is the same as I think I identified before as Tillandsia araujei?

Air Plant (Tillandsia araujei)
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 15, 2012 7:29 AM CST
wow..... *Blush* I can't believe I forgot that! Thanks Janet and apologies!!
It also clearly has bloomed before.
I am obviously getting senile.... Shrug!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 15, 2012 10:43 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Rolling on the floor laughing
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purpleinopp
Dec 17, 2012 10:41 AM CST
That is so cool! Excuse me for blurting OT in an ID forum, but if that's not more points in favor of Naples as far as being a location for retirement consideration, I don't know what would be. I want a tree with those cool little plants in it!!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 17, 2012 11:49 AM CST
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Sparky42508
Mar 28, 2014 9:54 PM CST
Tillandsia tenuifolia foe sure
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