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Tillandsia lindenii

meanie

By Meanie


Tillandsia lindenii (Tillandsia cyanea (Pink Quill))

Another photo from the Eden Project.



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Meanie:

This is the start of the Tillandsia blooming season. I saw several species last week at the San Diego Zoo just starting to bloom. They are very hardy and easy to grow.

13 Sep, 2010

 

They're quite freely available here, and I must admit that I quite fancy mounting one. Not too sure as to what would be the best timber though.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

They grow on practically any type of wood.

14 Sep, 2010

 

Wow, what a colour!!!

14 Sep, 2010

 

Pip - the pink of the flower bracts against the blue flowers is certainly an odd combo!

Delonix - does the wood need to be "live", or would an offcut work?

14 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

They can be hung on anything. I used to hang my Tillandsias on the cable wire running into the house - when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

15 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Delonix - I have a scratching post wrapped in rope that my cat had no interest in at all for a mount then. Do I just mist the roots to water it?

15 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

Most of the time Tillandsias don't have roots. They are air plants. They do need misting.

16 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Delonix.

16 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie, you're welcome.

16 Sep, 2010

 

Pink Quill. I've got one of these, it hasn't bloomed for me at my new place yet. Mine is mounted on a piece of old fenceboard. I stapled a pocket of screen to the board and then hot glued peat moss to the screen. Drilled 2 holes through the fenceboard and threaded wire through for a hanger.

18 Sep, 2010

 

I'm sure it will when good and ready though.

18 Sep, 2010

 

Tasteyg:

Many time Tillandsias are sold hot glued on to driftwood.

18 Sep, 2010



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