Tillandsia Betty Redo or Betty Redux Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Tillandsia Betty Redo
'Betty' x xerographica (Unregistered Grex). See notes below.
Chris Larson 02/18
* John Olsen, Bruce Dunstan 12/19 as xerographica x brachycaulos
Chris Larson ... "Sorry the photos arenít crispy. There are flower out if you look carefully. I have this (obviously) xero hybrid in flower. I thought it 'T. Betty from VB Bob' from the label Ė but obviously I stuffed up the labelling. Any ideas?" George Stamatis ... "The plant looks like a particularly outstanding clone of Paul Isley's 'Betty Redo' grex (the grex is also called 'Betty Redux').
This grex is the progeny of 'Betty' x xerographica. So, it is essentially mostly xerographica with a touch of brachycaulos genes. I got a handful of seedlings from this grex when I visited Isley years ago. There is definitely a resemblance.
Of the handful of seedlings I got, 1 clone was a standout, and quite similar to yours. I hope you will propagate this plant and put it into circulation. It is beautiful!" Chris Larson ... "Thanks. When I looked at it, I wasnít sure if it was behaving badly in the top half of the spike. But the brachycaulos would explain it." John Olsen ... "ex. Stan W. provenance unknown." *Ed. 'Betty Redo' ?