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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 on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Tillandsia secunda.
 
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