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    Tillandsia, or as some people call them, bromeliads, air plants, are pretty easy to care for as long as they stay in more than 35-40% humidity. They like a nice misting every few days, and for the most part grow the best in my lowland nep tank. (70*-90*F) I foliar feed them once or twice a month, with Epiphyte's Delight. They pretty much like lowland nep conditions as far as climate, although many succeed on windowsills. I told ya this was just general, very brief... If I think od anything else, I'll add it... Enjoy, and go get some tillandsias!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    what about light and flowering , i also want to mount them and i have an old tillandsia centerpiece thingy with a clam on a piece of grapewood on it , it used to have a tillandisia on it but i think she killed it , i used that and took a glue gun and glued a tillandsia ionantha on it and wrapped some chilean sphagnum moss on the base of the plant to hide the glue , my main concern is will the spahgnum moss effect the plant in anyway ?

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    I grow mine in direct sun.
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    I have some of these too, and I soak them in my sink once a week for a couple of hours in plain water. Once a month I soak them in water with a capfull of Alaska Fish Fertilizer. I am getting lots and lots of blooms and babies. I was thinking of maybe trying to trade some of the pups on the trading forum.
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    Anyone else have any pointers? I always seem to kill these guys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] They turn black and die...

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    Quote (purplesundew @ Sep. 29 2003,8:30)
    ...I always seem to kill these guys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] They turn black and die...[/QUOTE]
    Sounds like my daughter. She either drowns them (left one sitting in water all day, or sets them outside in direct sun to get dried and fried. I rescued her last one when I noticed she'd managed to kill the center of the plant. I still don't know how she did that. It has sent out a small plant from its side. It's so tiny and cute!

    I have it and mine sitting in the middle of one of my other house plants. I water them when I water the house plant. I just slop some water (tap) on them and occasionally I mist them with my RO water.

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