My Tillandsias! :D

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  1. reidsy

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    Hi,
    Here are my Tillandsias :) I have had one for a while now and decided to get more.

    Here is the one in my other thread on here, the one from my Friend that goes to Florida every year :) (I need to trim some of the dead ends off)
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    Here are my two new Aeranthos Bronze (Left) and Aeranthos mini purple (right)
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    Here are the ten form the "grab bag"
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    Then I also got Tilly Taker glue and Epiphytes delight fertilizer:
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    I got all of these (except the first one) from http://www.airplantsupplyco.com/

    Now I just need to decide if I want to mount them on something. And if I do, what? There are so many choices ;) What do all of you think would be cool to put them on? For now I am thinking of filling a container/tub with fish aquarium gravel/rocks and putting the plants in that. So their bottoms stay dry but they also stand up.

    I am hoping to get the un-ided ones IDed. Anyone know of a tillandsia forum or someone who might know?
     
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    togata57 Lycopodiophyta

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    Hey, Jordan, nice plants! I especially like the long shaggy one 'grab bag' one (lower left in second plate picture).

    You could post your photos and a request for ID on UBC, on 'Plants: Identification', the first subcategory under 'Plants and Science'.

    I think that you and Tugo are starting a trend! ;)
     
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    Thanks :)

    I doubt I will be posting on the UBC forums anytime soon. Some of the people on there aren't the nicest.
     
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    tugo Anthocerotophyta

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    Hi Jordan, they look nice and you have even got the special glue and fertiliser. All ready.
    From my side, I did not want to place them fixed, instead keeping them on a foam try covered with paper napkins on, because this time of my life I have to move between 2 houses, easy to carry and also easy to shower or give fertiliser.
    But into that tray, I need to think and make some sort of small "stands/rings" (may be from some cable/wire with coat) because I see that, when the plant leans on the same side some days, the new growth from that side, naturally, stops. Just something to place them in, for to keep them up right.
     
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    My friend at school gave me that bulbosa, it even has a pup! :D
     
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    tugo Anthocerotophyta

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    ohhh so good loking:))
     
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    I was surprised at how healthy it looked! :D It almost looks fake.
     
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    tugo Anthocerotophyta

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    Yes indeed looks perfect and very healthy
     
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    I was told by my friend that he was told that bulbosa's like to be hung upside down on the ceiling. So I am just going to hang it from a string.

    Maybe it will produce even more pups for me :D
     
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    tugo Anthocerotophyta

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    So we have the chance to try and find out the reality. This I like.
     
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    I am sorry, but reality about what? Being hung upside down or the pups?
     
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    What happens or not, if we hang them upside down or not:)) So we can find it ourselves.
     
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    reidsy Super Moderator
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    I have had one of my air plants hanging upside down for at least a year or two now (it is now mounted) and they do just as well upside down as right-side up :)
     
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    ♡ your airplants!!! :):):)
     
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    All of your plants are beautiful. I find it amusing that the specialty air plant products have such catchy names, like Tilly Tacker and Epiphyte's Delight. I can imagine a catchy commercial jingle now.
    The one you called a Bulbosa is so cool. It looks like a plant from an alien planet.
     
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    I ask
    i also have a bulbous. Any tips?
     
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    I've been soaking the air plants once a week for around thirty minutes, and also keeping them under my plant lights. Really other than that I have not done anything special for any of them.
     
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