Tillandsia flabellata Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Ken Woods 10/06.
flabellata Hybrid Ken Woods 10/06.
flabellata Hybrid. Ken Woods 01/09. Bob Hudson thinks 'ROMA' 12/12.
Ian Hook, 12/08. Labelled "Red form".
flabellata Hybrid Ken Woods 05/11.
flabellata "Giant Red" Bob Hudson 12/12.
Steve Molnar 05/17
Steve Molnar 05/17
Rob Bower 06/17
Steve Molnar ... "I have been waiting for a few months for this one to finally start flowering. The pictures don't do the plant justice, as leaves are a deeper red than what's shown.
I can only go off the BCR pictures, but I believe it could be either Tillandsia `Queen's Fiesta' (subteres x flabellata) or Tillandsia `Cooloola' (concolor x flabellata).
Hopefully someone will be able to confirm this one for me once and for all. We have been waiting very patiently for this one to spike and now even longer for it to flower, so we can put a name on it .
I will get some better pictures once the flowers fully open" (2nd group of 3 pictures John Olsen ... "My Cooloola plants stay green irrespective of how much light I give them. Could it be Roma" Jenny Brittain ... "I'm thinking this beauty will need to be checked live. I'm not convinced yet. T. Roma that we have has much wider leaves and is very green and has been getting the same amount of sunlight as the T. NOID & T. Capitata Rubra. I've just taken a photo of T. Roma, 2 of the unknown beauty plus T. capitata Rubra for a little comparison, but this may not assist... The T. NOID with total shade remains green, the moment is see's light it colours up to a nice deep red/silvery red leaf and holds this colour, the flower spike has remained a brilliant dark and vibrant red. The first flower is tall and tubular. The T. NOID, as leaves age grow long and spiral underneath the plant. The smaller T. NOID has 2 pups growing at the base and this one had a bit of a holiday at the base of a shrub for a number of months and when found the tips of the flower spike had been eaten." Peter Tristram ... "Is there any provenance with this plant? Or did I miss that? Hybrid greges can have amazing consistency, or the opposite, primary hybrids that is. Maybe some of our species arenít so pure. Then there is the labelling issue and, unless pollination is in a controlled environment (not at my place!) anything can happen. So whereíd you get it? If you donít know that itís all a guess." Wendy Peske ... "Steve, did you get that red flabellata from me? If you did I've posted this one before and from memory I was advised to call it flabelata red form or flabelata hybrid. It wasn't decided if it was a hybrid or a form of flabelata."