You like it! You really like it!
Now, can you name the species in the picture. There are literally, not just sort of, but literally, 49 species of Tillandsia in this one photo. You may want to click to embiggen to get in real close and see them all. Enjoy!
CactGuy has gotten around to marrying Dinosaurs and Airplants. Dinosaurs and airplants…. My favorites! Why, they should be in a museum!
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”