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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.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Tillandsia secunda.
 
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