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MrBrongher 12-23-2012 12:21 AM

Does anyone want any ball moss?
 
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/x...3454c68497.jpg

I'm going to Austin for Christmas, this stuff is everywhere and I'm going to bring back some to put in terrariums or just in glassware. Assuming the air lines don't take it away (my transporting it is perfectly legal but they might not know that) I'd be happy to grab some for other forumites, so chime in if you'd like some.

It scientific name is tillandsia recurvata.

jimmytruong87 12-23-2012 02:08 AM

what is that?

AVN 12-23-2012 02:11 AM

I want some, it looks cool.

jellie 12-23-2012 02:23 AM

It's cute! But I'm horrible with tils T_T

VivaDaWolf 12-23-2012 02:34 AM

I think...I bought like 4 airplants and they um, disappeared one day..maybe they died and my family threw em out or they resemble dead plants so much that they threw em out

...

Id love some :\

MrBrongher 12-23-2012 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmytruong87 (Post 2119968)
what is that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia_recurvata
Quote:

Originally Posted by AVN (Post 2119972)
I want some, it looks cool.

You got it.

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Originally Posted by jellie (Post 2120010)
It's cute! But I'm horrible with tils T_T

Try anyway. It will literally be lying on the ground all around me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by VivaDaWolf (Post 2120026)
I think...I bought like 4 airplants and they um, disappeared one day..maybe they died and my family threw em out or they resemble dead plants so much that they threw em out

...

Id love some :\

And you got it. Did a cat eat them? Do you have a cat?

jellie 12-23-2012 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by MrBrongher (Post 2120058)
Did a cat eat them? Do you have a cat?

Really?

VivaDaWolf 12-23-2012 03:10 AM

Lmao..I dont.. they were..sitting by a window. In a little cup. ..shrug..

mgood 12-23-2012 03:26 AM

If memory serves me correctly, that is actually a fungus. You're right, in parts of the country it will cover a tree in no time-- other parts, people have never seen them.

This is the "air plant" I don't remember it's proper care, but when I was young I harvested a lot, bought some small pots and made a fortune on a family trip out of state.

MrBrongher 12-23-2012 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by mgood (Post 2120122)
If memory serves me correctly, that is actually a fungus. You're right, in parts of the country it will cover a tree in no time-- other parts, people have never seen them.

This is the "air plant" I don't remember it's proper care, but when I was young I harvested a lot, bought some small pots and made a fortune on a family trip out of state.

Sorry, no, it's a flowering plant, not a fungus. They like humidity, indirect sun, which is still pretty high light and I've read they like air movement, which can be a pain in a cage if you want to keep up the humidity, but I'll have enough to experiment with.

xev11 12-23-2012 06:48 AM

I'd love to try a few in different situations

Rob in Puyallup 12-23-2012 07:38 AM

They are fun plants, related to pineapples, a member of the bromeliad family. Great companions to many orchids.

I'd love a couple if you come back with enough!

(I collected some in Florida about 10 years ago. Had some "red bugs" (a Floridian name, perhaps), that needed to be rinsed off.)

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chibikaie 12-23-2012 12:24 PM

Oh, wow! Those look really interesting. I'd like to give one to my mom, as she's really into plants. May I? I'll have to figure out a good setup for it. Perhaps perched on driftwood in a large clear container, watered a couple times a week from the fish tank ...

aokashi 12-23-2012 07:54 PM

Id love to steal one off you! oO wouldnt know how to induce airflow though XD so I guess I'll be experimenting as well :3

herns 12-23-2012 08:16 PM

I think that's an air plant.they just grow by hanging. I have them many years ago and I just water them with hose outdoors.I like to grow them with orchid
s before.

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