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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Tillandsia secunda

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lovestogarden

#Tillandsia secunda has opened. #tillandsiasecunda #southerncalifornia #california 16 November 2018

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gjones

Wow! Large flower spikes!

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lovestogarden

Yes, @gjones. This is especially long. It is about 3', it is just not straight. 💞

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gjones

I only have one tillandsia but it hasn't bloomed yet. Not sure which variety mine is as it was a Xmas gift.

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lovestogarden

This one grows huge and when it blooms, a new plant sprouts at each point there is a leaf or flower on the spike. The main plant dies, but with so many pups, you still have to give them away. The plant looks exactly like the pineapple tops I planted. @gjones

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lovestogarden

@gjones , I would gladly send you some when this has all the pups. They do take a long time to bloom, but worth the wait. Let me know. 💞

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gjones

As much as I would love to have a pup, Canada Customs won't let you send live plants across the border. 😣 But thanks for the offer! 😊

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lovestogarden

Oh, ok. @gjones, I understand California is the same way. Too bad. 💞

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lovestogarden

The #tillandsia secunda has finally opened a bit. I am loving the deep color of the petals. #tillandsiasecunda #flower #southerncalifornia #california 7 November 2018

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ShelleySnyder

Wow this is very cool Janice!💘😍

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lovestogarden

One of the many, many pups that the mother gave her life for. This pup has grown up and is blooming quickly. The largest of all the #Tillandsia. #tillandsiasecunda #southerncalifornia #california 23 September 2018

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gjones

Huge flower spike-it's going to be beautiful!

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nancyanne

Wow... unusual to those of us from the East.. what a happy plant..@lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

It will be. It grows in spurts as it forms it's pups. It takes a long time, but fun to watch. @gjones @nancyanne 👏👏❤️❤️

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lovestogarden

She is #blooming. #tillandsia #tillandsiasecunda #back-garden #planted #southerncalifornia #california 22 July 2018

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blasome

She’s a big and beautiful!!

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lovestogarden

I have counted at least 40 pups on this #bromeliad and it is not finished yet! #pup

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lesliecole49

And mine just petered out... :(

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lovestogarden

Oh, no! I'm sorry @lesliecole49

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lovestogarden

Leslie, my pups are big enough to break off now. Do you want some? My email is: likes2garden247@gmail.com @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

No thanks Janice, tho I appreciate the offer, I don't think I have the knack for bromeliads and my house does not like plants either so I'm not getting anymore that I have to bring in until I get a grow room set up. I was very disappointed after I moved in, to find it's too dark for anything but my corn plant! I lost several. :(

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lovestogarden

Understandable, Leslie. My house has very dark areas also. I think a grow room is the only way I could make it through a harsh winter. @lesliecole49

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lovestogarden

The plant is about 1' high and the flower spike is about 5' tall!

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