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My   Tillandsia Collection
Tillandsias aka Air Plants
 •   The small plants are the
     common Tillandsia
     ionantha.

 •   All Tillandsias love ...
Tillandsias Fun Fact
•   You can attach your Tillandsia
    to a surface using any
    adhesive (liquid nails, krazy
    g...
My Tillandsias

•   Here the beautiful T. cyanea,
    the plant puts on a showy
    display. Because of their
    beautifu...
My Tillandsias

•   Here T. stricta past bloom, the
    bracts still look beautiful a
    pale dusty pink and green.
    N...
Tillandsia Fun Fact
•   Tillandsia puya a native of
    Peru blooms once every 90
    years in the wild. A cultivar
    on...
Tillandsia Care
•   Bright filtered light is the
    general rule, and the higher
    the humidity of the air the
    highe...
Tillandsia Care
•   Plants should be given         Tillandsia andreana
    enough light and air
    circulation to dry in ...
My Tillandsia andreana

 •   T. andreana aka “Fluffy”,
     mounted and blooming just
     two weeks after arriving to
   ...
Tillandsia Care
•   Under-watering is              Tillandsia bulbosa
    evidenced by an
    exaggerating of the natural
...
My Tillandsias
  Tillandsia tricolor
My Tillandsias
                                Tillandsia caput
Tillandsia aeranthos
                                   “m...
My Tillandsias
Tillandsia ionantha
                              Tillandsia bracycoul
     “mexican”
Thanks for watching - Hiram

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Tillandsia collection

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A quick slide show of my small Tillandsia, aka "air plant" collection.

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Tillandsia collection

  1. 1. My Tillandsia Collection
  2. 2. Tillandsias aka Air Plants • The small plants are the common Tillandsia ionantha. • All Tillandsias love the light so give them plenty, but direct sun can burn them so they need to be protected • The larger plant is Tillandsia pseudobaileyi. It is one of my favorites. What am I saying? They are all my favorites.
  3. 3. Tillandsias Fun Fact • You can attach your Tillandsia to a surface using any adhesive (liquid nails, krazy glue, etc. It won’t hurt them at all! You can do this because unlike most plants they don’t use their root systems to feed. They use their roots to attach themselves to their growing medium • Here a close up of T. ionantha
  4. 4. My Tillandsias • Here the beautiful T. cyanea, the plant puts on a showy display. Because of their beautiful green and pink bracts with stunning blue flowers these species are becoming popular house plants. • Mine is the crowning glory of its grape-wood home.
  5. 5. My Tillandsias • Here T. stricta past bloom, the bracts still look beautiful a pale dusty pink and green. Now that the plant is past blooming it will put its effort on growing pups. This plant will die and the pups will grown and produce blooms of their own.
  6. 6. Tillandsia Fun Fact • Tillandsia puya a native of Peru blooms once every 90 years in the wild. A cultivar once bloomed in only 36 years. The leaves of this member of the bromeliacea can reach 8 feet across. • I don’t own one so I did not include a picture :) • Here my T. pseudobaileyi and T. ionantha
  7. 7. Tillandsia Care • Bright filtered light is the general rule, and the higher the humidity of the air the higher light will be tolerated. • Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week. In conditions of extreme drying, and consequent moisture loss, Tillandsia cannot get replacement water from their roots like a terrestrial plant, or draw on internal reserves like a succulent.
  8. 8. Tillandsia Care • Plants should be given Tillandsia andreana enough light and air circulation to dry in no longer than 4 hours after watering. • Spray misting is insufficient as the sole means of watering but may be beneficial between regular waterings in dry climates to increase the humidity. • New plant it’s so “fluffy” T. andreana
  9. 9. My Tillandsia andreana • T. andreana aka “Fluffy”, mounted and blooming just two weeks after arriving to Texas. • This is the same plant from the previous slide.
  10. 10. Tillandsia Care • Under-watering is Tillandsia bulbosa evidenced by an exaggerating of the natural concave curve of each leaf. • It is much better to water in the morning than at night. Air plants absorb the carbon monoxide from the air at night instead of the day time. If the plant is wet, it does not breath therefore unless it can dry quickly at night, plan on morning baths. • New plant arrived in bud!
  11. 11. My Tillandsias Tillandsia tricolor
  12. 12. My Tillandsias Tillandsia caput Tillandsia aeranthos “medusae”
  13. 13. My Tillandsias Tillandsia ionantha Tillandsia bracycoul “mexican”
  14. 14. Thanks for watching - Hiram air plants, easy and green like you

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