Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aechmea brevicollis.

One of the most unique form where it has distichious leaves arrangement in the genus. A small plant not exceeding 6" in overall length and height with stoloniferous growth habit. It is native in Columbia, Brazil and Venezuela at altitude from 100 to 3oom above sea level. It produces small cream yellowish flower with attractive.orange bract. Much sought after for bromeliads fancier.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

T. ionantha 'Rubra'

Yet another form of ionantha. So called ionantha rubra. Few of mine is flowering right now. Here's one of it. Slightly larger and rounder than 'Peanut'. Blushes red right now!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

T. ionantha 'Peanut'

Yet another form of ionantha. This form is the predessor of var. stricta with tighter leaves forming or so called forma fastigiata. Ususally this form is simply called ionantha 'Peanut' Perhaps due to it looks like a peanut. Average size is around 1-2" to the max. Blushes bright red at anthesis with bluish purple flower. A shade growing plant which appreciate wit some period of sunlight preferally in the morning.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

T. ionantha var stricta

This is a narrower leaf version of ionantha cvs. Have many stiff upright pointing leaves. A slow grower that blushes to striking red color upon flowering. The average size is about 3" tall, just slightly larger than it's Mexican cousins.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

T. albida

Another caulescent type of Tillandsia with stiff white leaves. It rather pup very freely. T. albida prefer to grow in full sun with somewhat dry enviroment where it inhabit on large boulders in semi arid regions of Central Mexico.