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Old 03-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tillandsias - Air Plants


Finally got some of these in and ready to go. Shipping will be $6. These guys are OK down to about 40 degrees for short periods, so be aware of your weather.


For detailed care instructions, which are really very easy, click here.



1. Aeranthos x Stricta $5.50



2. Arujeii $4.00



3. Caput Medusea $4.50



4. Xerographica $15.50



5. Argentea Thin Leaf $2.00



6. Tenufolia Blue $4.00




7. Streptophylla $7.50




8. Ionantha Mexican $2.50




9. Bulbosa $6.00



Plants may or may not be in bloom at time of shipment. We'll be shipping these on Mondays and Tuesdays only. As live plants, expect some variation in appearance.


Basic Care

Light
Bright, Filtered light

Temp
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Water
2-3 times per week.

Fertilizer
Twice per month. Use bromeliad fertilizer (17-8-22) or Miracle-Gro at 1/4 strength.

Do not let them stay wet or damp for long periods.


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Nice!!!!
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If these plants were attached to driftwood sticking out of a planted bowl, what would you recommend for watering and fertilization? Water from the bowl would be my best choice, since it's handy and fertilized ... would that be sufficient? Trying to figure out if I could do that without making a mess!
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If these plants were attached to driftwood sticking out of a planted bowl, what would you recommend for watering and fertilization? Water from the bowl would be my best choice, since it's handy and fertilized ... would that be sufficient? Trying to figure out if I could do that without making a mess!

Bowl water should work just fine. The fertilizer concentration will be much lower than recommended, but you'll be "fertilizing" with every watering.... Just keep an eye on them. By the way, you can glue tillandsias to your driftwood without harming them. Silicone epoxy works well.
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Tillandsia's grow and flower just fine without any added fertilizer. I grow them with and without fert's. the only difference I notice is a slower growth rate. I have also found that in most cases spraying them even daily isn't enough for them. They usually require a nice soak for a couple hours a week. All in all they are a fun and easy plant to grow. Hope this helps a little.
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Tillandsia's grow and flower just fine without any added fertilizer. I grow them with and without fert's. the only difference I notice is a slower growth rate. I have also found that in most cases spraying them even daily isn't enough for them. They usually require a nice soak for a couple hours a week. All in all they are a fun and easy plant to grow. Hope this helps a little.
Yea, fertilizing is not super necessary. Depends on the mineral content of the water you wet them with. I'm just passing on the recommendation of the nursery.

As for watering them, it really depends on your climate. I'm in central FL where it is very humid, and we water ours once or twice per week for just a few minutes and they do great. The indoor ones we just run under the sink a few times per week.
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Thinking if I attached these to the wood sticking out of the bowl, it would need to be velcro or twine, so they could be removed for watering. Just gotta get the bowl set up to figure that one out!
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Use RO or spring water......high mineral content will kill these plants over time. Occasional tap water is OK in a pinch. Repeated of frequent use will equal one dead Tilly, though.
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Use RO or spring water......high mineral content will kill these plants over time. Occasional tap water is OK in a pinch. Repeated of frequent use will equal one dead Tilly, though.
Very true. I use distilled water 80% of the time then tap the rest. Using RO water will deplete the nutrients in the plant IME.
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Very true. I use distilled water 80% of the time then tap the rest. Using RO water will deplete the nutrients in the plant IME.
I read earlier that using distilled will do the same ...
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I read earlier that using distilled will do the same ...
Thats correct. That's why I water with tap water 20% of the time.
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I have been watering my orchids, houseplants and Tillandsia for years with RO water and rainwater and I've never had any problems with nutrients being depleted.
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ordered!!!

cant wait to get them!
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ordered!!!

cant wait to get them!

Thanks, Han! I'll have a tracking number for you a little later.

By the way, for all you tilly fans out there, if there are any that you've been looking for, just shoot me a PM. I can get a LOT more types than are posted here, these are just the ones I've already got in stock. Turnaround time on a special order will only be a couple of days if the grower has the type you're looking for. I'm about half an hour from one of the largest tillandsia growers in the country.
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