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    https://www.flickr.com/gp/9767746@N02/1FR0Fb
    The texture of the leaves is more like this one. ID? I have these in my kitchen. Do they look healthy? Worried about over or underwatering, etc. Any advice is appreciated.

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    That looks like tillandsia medusae to me. I used to grow them about 20 years in South Africa, not tried growing them in the UK yet.

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    They look healthy to me, but they donít have any roots. I used to mount mine on a slab a coconut husk (on the fibres side if the husk has the hard outer side) and the roots Grew over the top of that.I would mist them with a spray bottle when you remember, no more then once a day.
    Mist with some orchid fertiliser once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddworld1000 View Post
    They look healthy to me, but they donít have any roots. I used to mount mine on a slab a coconut husk (on the fibres side if the husk has the hard outer side) and the roots Grew over the top of that.I would mist them with a spray bottle when you remember, no more then once a day.
    Mist with some orchid fertiliser once a month.
    What makes them grow roots? Also, can you look at my pics on the first page and see if you know what they are? Thanks.

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    The plants just grow roots on their own. It's not uncommon for nurseries to cut all the roots off, but a lot of mine go crazy with roots for some reason, even though I don't have them growing on anything the roots could attach to.

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    Hi Len, sorry I canít ID your first pic. Nice looking plants though. I suspect itís a hybrid, possibly with t. Budtzii, t. Bulbosa or t. Pseudobaileyi parents. Maybe if you can keep the flowers going it may help with the ID.

    You donít have to do much to get it to grow roots, just have patients. The roots are mainly to anchor it to a support, the plant should get all the water and nutrients it needs from the leaves so donít worry about it. I liked my plants to grow roots and fix itself to the mounts so I could remove the insightly ties, itís a long wait to reach that stage though.

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