Mine is flowering again, so I'm guessing it flowers once a year.
Larry it must be a "pup" (baby) that is flowering as all Bromeliads, which includes Tillandsias, only ever flower once. Bromeliads flower then produce pups and eventually the parent plant dies, this can take a long time, even a year or more. I have had Broms produce pups without flowering but I have yet to have one that has flowered more than once.
I have several T harisii that are flowering now but the flower isn't very spectacular.
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troy, give us those pics! also do you have a website?
Spec: have a look at my signature!
Those are my two web sites.
Larry: if it's flowering then sometime after it will produce mroe pups. The trick is to give the plant plenty of fertiliser when it's flowering and continue afterward. It will then produce more pups. I find that fertilising makes the plant produce 2 to 3 times as many pups than if I don't.
Re separating the pups, unless you want to have separate plants for a particular reason I usually leave them. When they are really big they almost fall apart, otherwise they look kind of cool as a little ball of plants.
My tilly hasn't moved for so long I think it is dead now...but it still looks greenish.
D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)
S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.
As long as it's greenish instead of brownish it's alive. Tillandsias have scales that close when there is no moisture to be had. You'd be best off soaking it in water overnight once a week or moving it into humid conditions.
I have T. butzii and some hybrid.
Oh Thank you for this info, "just sit a rotten piece of fruit next to them. The ethlyene gas starts the flowering process." *I know squat about these plants and I have a friend who resides in Florida who has several of these and she was commenting that hers haven't bloomed. I'm e-mailing her this entire thread. Great info!