An orchid fancier with a CP problem
carnivorous plants of the world -- unite!
If it's from Kevin, then probably Tillandsia setacea.
"Blessed are the cracked….
For they are the ones who let in the light."
Sweet! I may have an ID! Thanks, Paul! We rarely get pollinators, so it's unlikely to be hybrid seed. Always a chance, though, since we have so many species. Probably self-pollinated.
Tilly seed is tough. It should germinate easily, but what you have to do is skirt between the tiny plantlets drying out completely versus being so moist that algae overtakes them. Same rule for fertilization: they don't like to starve, but overfeeding causes algae. Therefore, success should come with intermittent misting. Light but frequent fertilization is also a good thing, because from what I've read they aren't good at storing nutrients when they're young. Tree fern fiber is an excellent medium--anything they can catch onto, really. Even plastic mesh has worked (doesn't rot, either!).