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    tillandsia..?

    what are they?

    ephyppitblah plants that do what?

    looks very cool.

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    Wikipedia and google are VERY useful and quick.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia

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    it is just a species of bromeliad. Most plants do not "do" anything. Carnivorous plants are the exception to that rule.
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    okay! thanks

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    No - tillandsias are great. Some provide chambers for ants to live in, but apart from that they are superb additions to any collection. Tied on a stick thay will, with occasional watering, sit the winter out and then can be hung out in the garden in spring where they add a real touch of the exotic.

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    I agree - Tillandsias are great. Tillandsia is the "airplant" genus of Bromeliads and very few want their roots in anything even remotely like soil. Spanish Moss is one (T. usneoides) and the genus ranges from tiny plants like that to some pretty big species. A really attractive one, and maybe the most popular is T. cyanea, which you'll see in HD and many other chains.
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    I have one and I was wondering if you should keep it in water constantly or not, because it keeps drying out after a few hours after I soak it in water. The humidity in my room is always >50.

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    No. They are supposed to dry out like that. Just mist it daily and soak it once a week, I'd say. In fact a good dunk will do it, not even a real "soak".

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