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By no color do you mean pale, or green? I don't know any green flowered tillandsia (I don't know them all), except T. usenoides (spanish moss). Most are purple or blue. A nice red flowered one is T. albertiana.

I'd also suspect a nutrition issue, although if they are in a tank with frogs, it is hard to imagine what that could be. Usually more nutrition than most plants need in a frog tank.
 

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By no color do you mean pale, or green? I don't know any green flowered tillandsia (I don't know them all), except T. usenoides (spanish moss). Most are purple or blue. A nice red flowered one is T. albertiana.

I'd also suspect a nutrition issue, although if they are in a tank with frogs, it is hard to imagine what that could be. Usually more nutrition than most plants need in a frog tank.
Spanish moss is predominately yellow flowered, I believe
 

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Spanish moss is predominately yellow flowered, I believe
Looks green to me when it blooms in the greenhouse. Maybe yellow-green, I guess.

I must say I've never had much luck with the typical tillandsias in a viv. The ones you normally see, anyway, that are silver/grey colored. That color is an adaptation to high sunlight (think sunscreen). Don't think I can get that much in a tank. There are some species of tillandsia with very different foliage (look like vriesia or guzmania), like T. wagneriania. Those probably would do well.
 

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I agree with little frog. I have tillys growing both inside (under 4 grow lights) and outside on a ficus tree. The ones outside produce more colorful flowers than the ones inside. As much as we attempt to reproduce the sun....we just aren't there.
 

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Tillandsias in tanks... The flowers don't last 1/4 as long as they do outside in the open. I assume it's more about the humidity than anything else. The flowers seems to wilt pretty quickly. On the other hand we had a few Ionantha hybrids in the store (just on the grow rack) flower and stay blooming for at least a full week!

One of our local breeding partners (working with cresties) has a few dozen Tillandsias in his house and in his vivariums, as well. His wife is the Tillandsia master! :p All of the "house" Tillandsias are pupping like crazy, and it seems like there's always at least one or two flowering when I stop by. Here's a shot from a couple weeks ago. I think it's Tillandsia aeranthos, but you can see a Bulbosa behind it.



edit: to clarify - that's in his living room, not one of his vivariums. :)
 

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Always variants on the 'typical' for any species, might well be a yellow one. Might want it, it is hard to find the flowers on spanish moss usually!

Another Tillandsia that might be worth trying in tanks is T. bicolor. I just got two from Ecuador this spring. Hopefully they will grow well. They look like small neoregelias, more than anything.
 

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Always variants on the 'typical' for any species, might well be a yellow one. Might want it, it is hard to find the flowers on spanish moss usually!

Another Tillandsia that might be worth trying in tanks is T. bicolor. I just got two from Ecuador this spring. Hopefully they will grow well. They look like small neoregelias, more than anything.
You mean T biflora? If so, I've been wanting to try that one myself for a while. Hook me up mang! :p
 
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