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Tillandsia secunda - Tillandsia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: Ecuador (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Sporadic
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Tillandsia secunda (Tillandsia) - A terrestrial or saxicolous (growing on rock) bromeliad from the mountains of Ecuador. The plant forms attractive rosettes 12-24 inches across of silver green narrow arching leaves. The inflorescence is an erect rose red scape with side branches, all bearing violet colored downward facing flowers. The name 'secunda', meaning "one sided" is in reference to the way the flowers all are dorsally attached and face downward. After flowering, numerous offsets are produced on the flower stem. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and can be grown attached to rocks, wood or in a well-drained soil where they will grow faster and larger. Water frequently.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tillandsia secunda.
 
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