Tillandsia umbellata
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Tillandsia umbellata
Species. Ecuador.
Ian Hook, BSA show 05/04.
Ken Woods 10/04.
Grant Paterson. 6 Flowers, 65mm across 08/11.
Peter Tristram 11/11. From Kent's.
Note from Peter Tristram...
"I have a few forms of it and, though having their differences, all are like miniature T. lindenii with much fewer leaves, a 15-30cm spike with 4-8 large, blue flowers with a white centre. They all clump well and grow best potted, in quiet low light with regular, weak (180ppm tds nutrient) foliage feeding. They hate hot bright conditions. Grow them with the species Guzmanias!

Updated 30/05/12