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Old May 30th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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tillandsia fasciculata?

I posted this one last year, but I need more help. I was told this is a tilandsia fasciculata. That would make it an air plant. It's been in soil since we got it about 4-5 years ago. When we first purchased it, it had a beautiful spiky purple flower in the middle. It's never flowered since. I keep it near a east facing window where it gets bright morning sun. I water it weekly and it's been fine for years. My question is how do I get it to flower again, and do you think it is a tillandsia fasciculata?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Re: tillandsia fasciculata?

Hailey, I agree with the ID. When you bought it, it was flowering. The mother plant then dies but not before producing some pups. It may then take the pups a few years to flower and the cycle continues...

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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Re: tillandsia fasciculata?

thanks. I guess I'll just keep waiting for it to produce another flower. Do you know if I can do anything to hurry up the process? Should I keep it in the soil, or maybe water it less?
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If you can speed up time....

I usually use some sulphate of potash granules, when it starts to flower.

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