Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My tillandsias

I promised Lynn that I would show a photo of my tillandsias so that she could see their sizes. Here's a pic of the tillandsia hanger that DH has just made for me.

Most of my tillandsias are mid-size. But the Tillandsia xerographica which I got from Thailand week before last is really BIG. (The seller was nice to pick up a big one for me. Thanks to him!).
Here's a close-up of T. xero and T. bulbosa, to show their difference in size. T. bulbosa is the one with red spikes.

Tillandsias, like many other plants, can be very addictive. But who can resist such interesting plants which live and thrive in air?


lynn'sgarden said...

Oh my! How cool are these! Will they all bloom with similiar spikes like T. bulbosa? I can see how you can get enamored by these easy-care plants. That one one the left (next to the largest) makes me think of an octopus..lol. Thanks for this Hà Xuân!

Hà Xuân said...

I'm fairly new to tillandsias so I don't know if they all have similar blooming spikes. The bloom on bulbosa normally stays quite long, I had one bloomed before. But some blooms only last for a day or two. I missed seeing one like this a few weeks ago :-(
I think I'm ok with the number of tillies I have now. I will wait for them to multiply. Normally, when one plant blooms, it declines and eventually dies. But luckily, it will have pups. I look to enlarge my collection through raising and trading pups!

Stephanie said...

Hello Ha Xuan! I know you through Lynn (Yes! Lynn's garden who has commented here). She told me that you have a large collection of hoyas. I have only one Hoya Kerrii and it is still rooting after four months :-( Btw, recently I visited a local nursery here that has a lot of air plants. It was the first time I saw so many species. But they did not have T. bulbosa. I like your collection :-) It is nice to know you. I look forward to reading more of your postings in the future. Have a great day!

Hà Xuân said...

Hi Stephanie. Thanks for visiting my blog.