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Bathing my Airplants (Tillandsia)

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By mossy

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Miserable day yesterday, between the rain and the wind so decided spray my tillandsia with rainwater from my 100 year old whisky barrel that collects rainwater from the front of the house as I haven’t done anything to them for two weeks. They really look forward to me putting them out in the garden again. I am absolutely fascinated by tillandsia, they make absolutely astonishing flowers with bright colours. They require very little once outdoors, just a spray of rainwater once a week if it is a very dry period, that is,very rare in the UK….lol.
Here is some of my collection of tillandsia.

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Goodness, that IS a collection! They have fascinating shapes. It must be a challenge finding them all homes until they can be put outside again. But they are attractive. Can't wait to see them in flower.

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Anget ....they are very easy to grow ,a lot of them have already flowered ...theyr are four more that will flower soon ..I will post them ....the colour are superb ...very bright

11 Mar, 2021

 

Wow Mossy that is a fabulous collection, I love these but only have one, its donkeys years old and I'm afraid only receives attention about three times a year but apart from getting dusty it is thriving, never has flowered though, I can't really pop mine outside as its glued into a rather fancy container...I've seen many in glasshouses at Kew and other grand houses and often wish I could have more....

11 Mar, 2021

 

Wow from me too Mossy ! They are lovely!

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thank Linclass if it did not flower it is maybe because he is not happy ,do you regularly spray depending your humidity level you have to spray every 1 or 2 thank you Rose I realy like them

11 Mar, 2021

 

Wow! That is some collection you have there. In some of the pics they almost look like they’re putting on a ‘show’.
You’ve obviously given them a lot of love and care, Mossy.
Looking forward to seeing the ones in flower.

11 Mar, 2021

 

Those are amazing! Are those flower buds on the pic third from the bottom? Looking forward to seeing the blooms!

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Kate I have far more...they required very litle outside, from may ....in dors I just spray them 1 every 2 weeks with rai water

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you yorklass, yes but not open yet..a lot of them have been flowering at Christmas

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thanks for sharing your extensive collection of Tillandsias with us Mossy. Interesting plants you do not see very often in peoples gardens or homes. I have one small plant in the bathroom..... mainly ignored.

11 Mar, 2021

 

I do neglect the poor thing Mossy, that's mainly because its always lived up on a very high shelf , I'll have to bring it down to a more accessible position....

11 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Klahanie and Lincslass they are so easy to look after them

11 Mar, 2021

 

It will be a good idea Linclass😉

11 Mar, 2021

 

Fascinating to see and as always beautifully cared for. Each one is so interesting and different.

12 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you very much wildrose...they are Fascinating and you don t see theyr flowers they are litle Jewell with very bright colours ...and so easy to look after them

12 Mar, 2021

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