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Old 05-02-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Tillandsia (Air Plant)

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How to care for your tillandsia aka Tilly, Airplant, or Air Plant

Who else is into them????
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Down here one type is called "Ball Moss". Its a real pain when it infests the trees. There are exterminators that work specifically to eliminate it!

Would you like some? I'd be happy to send you a few thousand plants!

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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When I was a kid we had an air plant in a mahogany tree in our yard (florida). Both native.
It was such a conversation piece because it was in the front yard and everyone noticed it. It was almost like a member of the family.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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When I was a kid we had an air plant in a mahogany tree in our yard (florida). Both native.
It was such a conversation piece because it was in the front yard and everyone noticed it. It was almost like a member of the family.
Was it a staghorn fern? We had one on the tree in our front yard. We called it the 6th kid in our family Heres a picture of one.

PlantFiles: Picture #1 of Common Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern, Antelope Ears (Platycerium bifurcatum)
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Nope. It was Tillandsia.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Down here one type is called "Ball Moss". Its a real pain when it infests the trees. There are exterminators that work specifically to eliminate it!

Would you like some? I'd be happy to send you a few thousand plants!

Tillandsia recurvata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow!!!
Thanks VaCat & for the comment... I do not want to introduce anything that can infest my area.. lol!
They do look cute though... even if they are "pesty"?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Wow!!!
Thanks VaCat & for the comment... I do not want to introduce anything that can infest my area.. lol!
They do look cute though... even if they are "pesty"?
We call them "tree tumbleweeds". Everytime we get a wind storm they are all over the ground! Yo are right though...some airplants look great when you get creative with mounting them on a wall or a bark stand!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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When I was a kid we had an air plant in a mahogany tree in our yard (florida). Both native.
It was such a conversation piece because it was in the front yard and everyone noticed it. It was almost like a member of the family.
Thanks for the comment.
The reason I ask is because I just bought 3 different types (to play around with)... DH says they are strange and or weird... like aliens. lol!!! He is kinda scared of them. Maybe I'll start treating them like a family pet or something just to freak him out more...

Can anyone share how to "best" care for them???

And if you want "pups", how long do you keep the plant before they produces them??? Will it die after having "pups"???

How fast do they grow???
(I fell in love with a "big" head size "Harrisii" but bought a smaller version of it)
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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LOVE tillandsia!! My favorite two ways to display them:
1) group an odd number in clusters on a manzaneta branch. The irregular lines of the branch, especially when inserted vertically into a cube vase with sand or stone to anchor....smashing!
2) place one in a glass bubble. Hang bubble from fishing line. Suspend several at different lengths....say 3 in a corner of the bath or 5 hanging from light fixture over dining table.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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^^^Mine is on a cherry wood block with my candle display right now.
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