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    Anybody grow these airplants? I think they're cool, and some look like they're from outer space. Perhaps they're related to the extraterrestrial vfts [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Yep! I have a few. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My favorite so far is T tricolor, but I'm hoping to get lots more. I'm saving up to get &#36100 (or more) worth of them from airplants.com. They are so cool!

    Check out vernicosa 'purple giant' (I'm getting some of these!).




    These are the ones that I have so far

    T aeranthos x leonamiana


    T schiedeana minor


    T tectorum


    T tricolor


    BTW: I still haven't found a permanent place for these yet, I'm planning to put them on a log or something near my Neps. :biggrin:

    Joel



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    Have a few tillandsias in my terrarium.
    They are very easy to find in my area. Usually the big nurseries have tons of different species/hybrids for sale for cheap prices &#361-&#3610 for most.

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    I like the caput-medusa and the bulbosa, those are 2 weird looking plants.

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    I only grow T. cyanea. The bracts are beautiful. It's growing potted as a terrestrial, for now.

    Chris

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    I have just T. recurvata. A native species I picked up on a road trip 4 hours from me, and I had NEVER seen them before! That got me started. I just put a order in &#3625 worth. I found a GREAT place on the web to buy some wonderful tills, CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP! I strung my tills by fisjhing line from my ficus. They add 3 dimensional, living ornament look! really cool!

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    Hanging tillandsias from a string is so cool and unusual. Visitors are astonished that such a thing is possible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I haven't bought one of those yet, but I'd like to have some one day. I have looked at them many times at a local greenhouse. Fatboy grows them...you should get him to post a pic of his garden...it is awsome!

    I guess I was always a little suspicious of them...kind of like that fake, dyed green air fern rip-off. Tillandsias look like a plant that's not really alive and doesn't grow....just some ornamental decoration you hang somewhere. I'd see them stuck in stuff like seashells or driftwood so they looked "artificial". I know now that's not true but that's what I used to think when I'd see them.

    OK...let me add yet another plant to the plant list. :-)

    Suzanne

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