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Old 08-14-2021, 11:57 PM
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I rescued a tillandsia cyanea from being drowned at Walmart and brought it home. It did nicely for a few months, and then started growing flower buds. At the same time, I had to prepare go to college, and I wanted to take it with me, along with a few plants and other orchids I've grown attached to.

This morning, the day of the move to my dorm, I found the flower bud had finally opened after weeks of waiting. I wish I had had a good camera to capture it with, but I'm glad I got at least a few good pictures on my phone this morning because the move shredded the poor flower. Although online articles I read say the flower doesn't have a scent, I discovered it to have a faint yet wonderfully spicy scent in the morning time.

Let's hope it continues to thrive in my dorm!
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:38 PM
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Good luck with your studies. Seems you already have it growing such lovely things!
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:04 PM
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Two more flowers appeared and opened up recently.
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Very VERY nice Itazura! :

Now quit taking flower pictures and start studying!!
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Beautiful!

Which of the flower colours is nearest to 'true'?
I always have problems getting blues/purples and reds just right. I take the same pic with my mobile, then with hubbies, and both are way out!
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Beautiful!

Which of the flower colours is nearest to 'true'?
I always have problems getting blues/purples and reds just right. I take the same pic with my mobile, then with hubbies, and both are way out!
My apologies, I should have waited for the best light conditions to take the picture, but excitement and my schedule got in the way. I would say the truest color is a nice dark purple (with a few hints of blue). This weekend I took a picture of yet another newly-opened flower when the light was at its best and edited it to make it match the true colors.


And WaterWitchin, there's always time for flower pictures!
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:21 AM
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That's a spectacular color! And yes, Itazura, I know. It's that reflex momma gets from when hers were in college... appears it still works.
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This post inspired me to buy one a few weeks ago - today I've been rewarded with a bloom, soo happy.



It's still in the minute little pot it came in - any cultural tips? It's outside in bright shade at the moment. Temps will go down to 12C at night soon (winter), days 20-25C.
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It's been moved from genus Tillandsia to Wallisia.

It's an epiphyte from forests with even temperature, humidity and water all year. This makes it a little more tricky to grow than most house plants.

It likes even warm and humid conditions all year, not too hot and not too cold, without a lot of variation. 15C is probably the minimum for looking good all the time.

Winter central heating with low humidity is a problem.

The roots normally grow attached to a branch in leaf litter. It requires very loose potting medium, but it shouldn't dry out at the roots ever.
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It's been moved from genus Tillandsia to Wallisia.
I'm glad I noticed this thread. I definitely learned something new today.

Interesting how botanists look at a species/genus, along with name changes. Reminds me of Vriesea espinosae being transferred to Tillandsia espinosae.
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