The husband and wife tandem of Rene and Doreen Dofitas of Bacolod City have put up a beautiful exhibit of Tillandsias and neoregelias at the Hortikultura 2017 which is ongoing up to Feb. 15 at the Flower Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
Rene is foremost bromeliad breeder, with special interest in Tillandsias. He has already created hundreds of Tillandsia hybrids of which many of which have been exported to other countries like Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and other countries.
On Monday, February 6, Doreen is scheduled to conduct a lecture at the Hortikultura on “Introducing Tillandsia Hybrids in the International Market”.
By the way, Rene is particularly excited about Tillandsia Ehlersiana sp. in the collection of a local aficionado which has a pure white flower. He wants to cross it with other species in the hope of producing new crosses that will become bestsellers not only in the local but also foreign markets. He said, he has not seen the white-flowered Tillandsia in the Philippines as well as abroad.