Racinaea penduliflora
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Racinaea penduliflora
Bolivia, Peru.
Peter Tristram 09/14
Peter Tristram ... "Lots of interesting Racinaea species are also blooming. Most of the species are very rare in cultivation and many require controlled conditions to thrive – relatively even temperatures, high humidity, frequent watering, regular fertilising and bright indirect light seem be the main ones. I obtained both of these from Jeff Kent a few yrs ago. Some of the undulifolia (used to be labelled as crispa in old books) seedlings turned out to be other species that I haven’t a clue of the identity but this one looks good, though different again to the one I last posted. As you can see I encourage moss and water at least daily (with rainwater). I fertilise once a week at about 120ppm nitrogen as nitrate. I grow most of these wet forest species with my species Guzmania from similar environments, the others are either in my Tillandsia house or under shadecloth with extra shading in summer, some bulbous species included as well as tetrantha. There are many Racinaea that overlap T/V species like incurva and tequendamae but the latter are mostly in the sun."

Updated 05/10/14