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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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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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what is that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia_recurvata
I want some, it looks cool.
You got it.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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you could probably sell them for $1-3 if you bring extras
I plan on bringing back as much as I can find, within reason, and giving them away to people on the forum. I won't refuse payment, if anyone insists, but as they're completely free to me, and I've gotten a number of free things from people on the forum, I was going for a pay it forward kinda thing.
 
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