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Tillandsia Cyanea

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by ATurner on September 19, 2004 11:08 PM
My tillandsia is having problems...The spike (or quill) is turning green and brown and has stopped producing flowers. The bottom grassy blades are turning brown and dying. I water it about every 7 days. There appears to be 2 new plants that have formed at the center of the plant... they are little clusters of the grassy blades. I have been all over the internet trying to find out what is wrong. My first thought is that the plant is rootbound and needs to be divided and re-potted, but i'm not sure. This plant has significant sintamental value and I would really like to save it. Please help.
by ATurner on September 23, 2004 03:19 AM
I have now tried to re-pot my tilandsia and when i went to remove the plant from the old pot all of the green growth came off...i planted that in a seperate pot from the pot that I planted the root growth in...please help me!!!!! [Eek!]
by njoynit on September 23, 2004 11:26 PM
They die back to the ground and return& yes are some new growth on the thick stems.I usually cut mine back in half about mid july and they re sprout.they look leggy by mid july.mine are just starting to bloom out again.
yes you can re plant them& they do pretty well so even if you break a piece of root off...re plant that root ause it will propably sprout.
you can cut back some off the tops and make sure drains well.i sink mine deeper so don't flop as much,

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