I'm officially addicted to air plants.

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Malibu99, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    So for Christmas, my parents got me a little air plant (a tillandsia Ioantha). I fell in love and bought 3 T. Strictas from Etsy. Then I saw a terrarium necklace on Etsy with a tiny dwarf Ioantha inside. I bought one of those as well and they sent an extra (a neglecta!). Counting pups, I have 9 in all. I think I'm officially addicted. Anyone else share my addiction?

    [​IMG] the neglecta

    [​IMG] the miniature Ioantha


    I'll see if I can get some good pictures of my birdcage terrarium tomorrow.
     
  2. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    I love the necklace and yes I have many air plants, one started to flower and then it died, I watered it the way the girl at the nursery told me to, once a month soak for 15 mins shake off excess water, so sad
     
  3. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw :( I soak my air plants 20 minutes 2-3x a week, then an overnight soak once a month. A tip for flowering plants is avoid getting the flower wet as that'll make the bloom last longer. What varieties do you have?
     
  4. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love tillandsia's I live in florida so you can find them on just about any tree here!
     
  5. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    oh wow that would be so neat, I will have to post a pic for you because I have a couple different ones and don't know their names, maybe you could help me with that, I just picked them up at my local nursery
     
  6. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay shure
     
  7. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my goodness... I need to move to Florida [​IMG]


    Okay, I'll see if I can identify them :)
     
  8. KennyCouch

    KennyCouch Out Of The Brooder

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    I love air plants, I have a few epiphytic ferns I baby a lot. My favorite are my stag horns and my crocodile fern.

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    I absolutely love crocodile ferns, the texture is amazing!
     
  9. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are crocodile ferns like birds nest ferns?
     
  10. KennyCouch

    KennyCouch Out Of The Brooder

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    Very similar, except that I have a near miraculous ability to kill Bird's Nest ferns but my Croc is doing fine. I had a Rabbit's Foot fern that lasted a summer before it died but the Kangaroo Paw fern is going crazy. The house we are about to move to has a variety of different air plants scattered throughout the property. Noone has lived on the property, which has a wet weather creek, in 15 years. So I'm excited to see what natives plants I'll have access to.

    Here is a top down view of the Crocodile fern, it's a different family than Bird's Nest ferns but it takes the same conditions. The leave can get enormous, I've seen 3-4 feet long and the texture is just amazing. Mine looks a lot better when it hasn't been sitting in a garage. I took down the green house two weeks ago in preparation for moving so everything is suffering.

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