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Tillandsias in Fuerteventura
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The Garden Centre in Puerto (Oasis) had a variety of very small tillandsias last year and I bought 4 to see how they would do here. I've attached them all to different media and are growing them on slightly before attaching to tree trunks.
Same family as pineapples so hoping they will do well.

wiki:
Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid Argentina. Their leaves, more or less silvery in color, are covered with specialized cells capable of rapidly absorbing water that gathers on them.

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One of my tillandsia's turned pink, I thought it was on it's way out, but no, it came into flower!

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Lovely, are these commonly known as Air Plants?
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(05-07-2020, 09:04 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Lovely, are these commonly known as Air Plants?

Yes Emmi, turns out they are so easy to grow here because of the humidity 👍
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I've recently moved 3 of them into the trees - I don't need to water them, they absorb enough moisture from the air, hence 'air plants'.

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I need to get some fishing line so I can tie them on less visibly  Blush
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Bought a new 'tilly' a couple of weeks ago in Oasis and it's rewarded me with a flower today!

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still deciding where to put it in my garden - it needs 'bright shade'!
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Just discovered my new Tilly has been moved to the genus Wallisia, so Tilly will now be known as Wally! 🤣
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