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    I bought this guy about 2-3 years ago when it was one plant. It has since split into 3-4 plants. And now, after all these years, it decided to put up 2 flowers. I'm so excited! These flowers are SO much bigger than the T. ionantha flowers. Anybody else grow Tillandsia?

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    Larry,
    Very nice flowers. My stricta has yet to put up anything. I swear sometimes it seems like my Tillandsia are in suspended animation. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Don't worry, they'll come.

    I'm up to about 25 species, but I really like the fragrant types, of which I've got 7 or eight. One little flower really makes a difference in a greenhouse!

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    Great pic Larry!

    Can you give us some details on the equipment you used.
    I have about a hundred different species of Tillandsia, about 500 plants in total, and have pics of most of them in flower. Not all are as speccy as your stricta however ionantha is one of the better ones. I have flabelata (sp?) which I have seen in flower but my doesn't seem to want to flower, even though it's huge and I've had it about 9 years.

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    With Tillandsias, just sit a rotten piece of fruit next to them. The ethlyene gas starts the flowering process.

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    Tim,
    Very nice tip. I forgot about the whole ethylene gas treatment to induce blooms. What fertilizer do you use btw?

    Larry,
    What color did the leaf tips turn on your stricta when it was blooming? Mine just put up two flowers, and the tips turned black which I thought was odd.
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    I just bought a bareroot "medium size" stricta 'hardleaf'. Is there anything besides general tillandsia care that it should get. Its blooming right now too.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    I have a T.ionantha.
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