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Tillandsia chandelier

This is a discussion on Tillandsia chandelier within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by mauraec Orchid growing would be rather dull and limited if we weren't ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Orchid growing would be rather dull and limited if we weren't allowed to appreciate the other plants that live around them. At the Atlanta Orchid Conservatory, they add lots of bromeliads to their exhibits in the summer when fewer orchids are in bloom. Personally, I love tillandsias - I have one in a hanging ball - like mistletoe, one in a small conch shell, and 5 potted broms - 3 of the little tilllandsias with bright pink oval centers with bright blue flowers (can't remember exactly what they're called), and 2 magnificent broms in 6" pots with red stalks (I think they're called Guzmans). If I had to complain about them, it would only be that they use up space where I could put more orchids! I'll pos pics when I have a chance.

    3 cheers for you, Maura. I have a host of potted plants on the ground of my shade house, underneath the hanging orchid pots. Not only does this increase the humidity in the orchid house to the benefit of the vandas and cattelyas, it also enhances the aesthetic aspect of the shade house. After all, with few exceptions catts, vandas and dendrobes without their flowers aren't the prettiest of plants. On the ground beneath the paph bench I grow the pretty Episcia with their variegated laves and pink and red flowers, as ground cover to keep down the grass and weeds. Other plants in the orchid house are 4 varieties of leafy Begonias, Guzmania, different coloured anthuriums, various ferns including birdnest fern and a pot of mini caladium.

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    Where are the lights! Lovely picture. I love tillandsias as well

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