It’s always interesting and exciting to find new places to stick and airplant. Like on a log!
Tillandsia paucifolia “Guatemala”
Or in a handmade hanging ceramic tillandsia holder:
Tillandsia ionantha rubra
And finally you can leave behind all the stuff and just admire the beauty of the airplant:
Tillandsia harrissii clump
Our latest addition to our airplant collection is the beautiful and expensive Tillandsia mauryana. I wonder who this Maury was that this species was named after? The species is from Mexico and was discovered, and thus named, by L.B. Smith. Maybe it was named after L.B.’s father? Maury Smith?
Here’s a link to an official sample by L.B. Smith from 1937 in the collection of the National Herbarium of the United States National Museum.
It had to happen. We’ve run out of posts for this new holiday I invented, Tillandsia Weekend, so it’s a good thing it’s Sunday.
Tillandsia stricta “Silver Star” is the last one. THE LAST ONE! Clearly I saved the best one for last. You can thank me now, or come by the store and buy them all. Every last one of them. I would appreciate it if you did. I would.
OMG it’s already Sunday and it’s still Tillandsia Weekend around here at the Cactus Blog.
Tillandsia kolbii is GORGEOUS! Pretty little thing. Still not as popular though as T. ionantha “Guatemala” which is similar looking but WAY more popular. LULZ!
I think I’m getting giddy from all these Airplants this weekend. GIDDY! ROTFL!
I declare today to be the first day of a three day holiday to be known henceforth as Tillandsia Weekend. Come celebrate with me.
First up is a bloomer. Tillandsia tenuifolia “Blue”. This is an easy one to grow and easy to get to bloom and its inexpensive too, so this would qualify as a starter Airplant. On the other hand the plant isn’t as pretty or unusual as some others. So that’s the choice you have to make.
I have finally gotten it all together and we now have a page for Airplants for the Bay Area.
It’s not a very complete page yet since I have lots of photos to take. It could take awhile to get the rest of the tillandsias photographed.
Tillandsia utriculata v. “Prengelii”
Continuing yesterdays theme, here are 2 more terrariums with airplants for your consideration.
Tillandsia fuchsii v. gracilis and I see we have a little bit of Reindeer Moss and some lovely rocks. Plus is that a shell i see? It is!
Tillandsia neglecta in a bit of a washed-out photo. Plus some white gravel as a base. And a couple fancy shells. We love shells! To be honest, we found a really good deal on shells last year but that meant to meet their minimum order we had to buy a LOT of shells. Shells for everyone!
We carry a lot of Air Plants at the nursery. So many that it was too many to fit on our cactus and succulent page on the website. So we have no listings of them at all. I think maybe I should get together a page beyond the terrarium page which has some airplants listed. I am putting that on my list right now.
But in the meantime here are some pretty pictures to enjoy.
Tillandsia utriculata v. prengelii
Tillandsia x “Houston”
I think this one is also T. velutina but I forgot to check first.
That’s a Kalanchoe in there. Is there enough soil for the plant to survive? Yes! There is enough. And a little bit of charcoal at the bottom too. But be careful not to overwater.
Check out our ad in the Sunday SF Chronicle tomorrow with even more terrariums. I suspect it’s in the garden section, but then you never know with the chronicle.
Tillandsias are the easiest way to go for sure, and the airplants are very reliable too.
That’s a nice one. It has a frog! And not just any frog but a red tree frog, Litoria rubella.
In case you haven’t figured it out, we are the one stop shop for all things terrariums.