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Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) blooming

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    Never seen one of those in bloom before. Not very impressive LOL Interesting how green the flower is. How moist does this need to be kept, Jeff?

    I've toyed with trying it in my terr but understand getting a 'chigger' free plant is not necessarily easy

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    Well done!

    Mine bloomed once a while back (and never again) and I remember that it smelled really good and pretty strong for such a tiny flower, towards the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Never seen one of those in bloom before. Not very impressive LOL Interesting how green the flower is. How moist does this need to be kept, Jeff?

    I've toyed with trying it in my terr but understand getting a 'chigger' free plant is not necessarily easy
    I got mine when someone used it as packing material to ship plants. It just hangs on hooks in the greenhouse and gets misted daily. I hang it in the shade house all summer and mist it with the orchids. It's now 3 huge clumps and never stops growing.

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    first time i see the bloom, now i know what look for.
    thanks for the pix jeff!

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    I had no idea that spanish moss was a Tillandsia! I have never seen it bloom before either, but it is scarce in Montana.

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    I have plenty if anyone wants some.

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    First time i've seen a flowering one.

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    There are three different ones all with different size leaves, and the only that has not flowered for me yet is the finest leaved one.

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    I didn't know it bloomed !! Mine is over 6 feet long, but never noticed it blooming, I have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing.

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