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Thread: Incorporating Tillandsia Into Your CP Collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantea View Post
    I think they require a lot more water than most people realize.
    I agree. Or at least they like higher humidity. They also seem to require good air circulation as well.


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    Down here they attach themselves to trees and they deprive the trees of nutrients so badly that the limbs break and fall off the tree.
    Deprive trees of nutrients? No, Tillandsia usneoides is not parasitic. The host tree is simply used as a mount so as to be off the ground ... not unlike many other species of bromeliads or many species of orchids.
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    I know they are said to only be anchor roots but down here they get so thick in the trees that they kill the trees. Branches they are attached to always end up breaking off at some point. Definitely would never plant them in my oak trees.

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    I agree they do take a lot more water than people think. I put mine in Vanda Orchid Baskets with Sphagnum moss packed around roots.. After I started planting them in baskets I had big growth changes.. I hang the baskets outside spring till fall here in Ohio and in the winter they come inside and set by my grow lights along side my other plants.

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