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Old 12-23-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Does anyone want any ball moss?




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.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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what is that?
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:11 AM   #3
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I want some, it looks cool.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:23 AM   #4
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It's cute! But I'm horrible with tils T_T
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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

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Id love some :\
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:45 AM   #6
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what is that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia_recurvata
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I want some, it looks cool.
You got it.

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It's cute! But I'm horrible with tils T_T
Try anyway. It will literally be lying on the ground all around me.

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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

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Id love some :\
And you got it. Did a cat eat them? Do you have a cat?
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:54 AM   #7
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Did a cat eat them? Do you have a cat?
Really?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:10 AM   #8
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Lmao..I dont.. they were..sitting by a window. In a little cup. ..shrug..
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:48 AM   #11
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I'd love to try a few in different situations

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #12
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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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Old 12-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #13
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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 ...
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #14
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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
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #15
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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
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