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Tillandsia concolor

This is a discussion on Tillandsia concolor within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; My first encounter with these "air plants" was 17 years ago and I bought one ...

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    My first encounter with these "air plants" was 17 years ago and I bought one out of curiousity. Plants growing, glued to a seashell, isn't that cool? OK, I agree with Kev, the seashell is gross.

    Anyway, my curiousity didn't became a passion, which is why I only have a few including some pups of my first which is still a NOID (too lazy to do research)

    The one in pic is T concolor, I like this one because it look like mini pineapple plant to me, and yes, the leaves are very stiff. Growing under full sun until midday. The flowers are insignifant,( to me at least) but some people find the spike cool . When this one was growing under full shade, the spike was longer and flatter looking like a sword. Now that it is in full sun, the spike is rounder and I'm not sure if it will grow longer but I think it will not look like a sword this time .

    Oh, this one was originally growing mounted on a log but it was knocked off by the freak storm last week. It will go back to its mount when DH finished putting back the shade on the roof.

    I was rambling, wasn't I?
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    Ooooppssss!! This should be in "Eye Candy". Sorry, TimO .

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    Tanya, it really does look like a little pineapple!

    Tim-o will appreciate the practice moving threads around....

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    Tanya - I love that!!

    Now I have to try these. I must.

    Kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    Tim-o will appreciate the practice moving threads around..
    Did I do good Louis, huh? huh? Did I? Did I?

    Tanya, that's a really groovy looking plant. And the flower spike reminds me of a torch.

    What colour are the actual flowers that come out of your spike? Some of them can be fire engine red and some the softest pink.

    Also, is the plant in a growing medium or is it glued in to Ms Turtle?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72
    Did I do good Louis, huh? huh? Did I? Did I?

    Tanya, that's a really groovy looking plant. And the flower spike reminds me of a torch.

    What colour are the actual flowers that come out of your spike? Some of them can be fire engine red and some the softest pink.

    Also, is the plant in a growing medium or is it glued in to Ms Turtle?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
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    Tim, the colour is pink and no, its not glued to Ms Turtle. Its just sitting on it temporarily, bare root, until the roof top is ready for the plants again.

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    Hi Tanya, that is really a nice one, hope you post the open flower too.

    I have another Tillandsia here, the Tillandsia cyanea, thank you.

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