Houseplants forum: Last Weeks Tilly Binge Buys

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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
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Cahac
Jan 22, 2014 9:54 PM CST
I went on a Ebay Tilly Binge last week Whistling Whistling 1st box came yesterday.
i could see 1 clump looked really nice the reason i bought and had a basket all ready for it. I thought. Was totally unprepared for what came, Blinking Blinking
this is T. Intermedia there are 10 plants on this string and 3 small 1's popping out
there are 4 of these plants that are a foot long.

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This is a double Vriesea Espinosa each plant has 2 pups



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this is a small clump of Ionantha starting to blush and bloom



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will put up the others as they come in
cliff nodding nodding

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 23, 2014 1:28 AM CST
Fun! Nice stuff! Glad Ebay will pull you through the doldrums of winter. But also glad spring is just around the corner so you don't go broke. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Leda
Jan 23, 2014 11:43 PM CST
Wow, a Tilly binge! I love them. I have a collection of ten or so. Which vendor did you buy from? I would like some that come like that. I am fascinated with how they grow and am grateful to look at your pictures. Thank you for that treat!

I am hesitant to buy this time of year with the weather being rather unpredictable. Did you have any problem with that?
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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
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Cahac
Jan 25, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Leda.
Yes it's about time for me to stop until spring also. it has started to stay in the freezing range all thru the day and night. i have 2 more boxes coming, hopefully the 1 from Hawaii gets here Mon but i just couldn't pass that 1 up got 12 plants from him for less than 2 bucks ea shipped. Here is link to Jim's last auction he put up yesterday.these are individual plants No clumps left
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tillandsia-Collection-Fasciculata-Ba...

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----cliff
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Leda
Jan 25, 2014 11:46 PM CST
Cliff,
You did get a deal! I keep looking at pictures on eBay, but so far have resisted. I keep thinking where will I put the next one? I could find room for a Tilly though but snow expected during the next week. (Sigh!)

There was one in the collection I would have loved, ah well...

Enjoy!
Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
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Cahac
Jan 26, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Leda,
In the listing link i put on ? which 1 ? I may have an extra!! Rolling my eyes. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
cliff
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Leda
Jan 26, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Cliff,
It is so nice of you to offer. The listing on eBay has expired so I could not see it. Actually though I really like the species that curl every which way. They remind me of my mom taking the rollers out of my hair as a kid. Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing

Here are the others that I have. Love that Spanish Moss! I don't know why I am fascinated by it. Shrug!

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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
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Cahac
Jan 27, 2014 6:53 PM CST
These came in today from Hawaii, but i haven't been able to ID yet
Anyone know who they are? Looks like they are a fast clumper tho
the leaves have a round look but there is a groove down center of leaf
ond on the base is a red/purple edging
this is a 4 plant clump

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this is closeup of base. It is a bulb type



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thanks for any help I'm all ears!
cliff
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Leda
Jan 28, 2014 1:06 PM CST
Shrug! Sorry, no help here but want to thank you for showing us the clump of bulbs. It is almost as if I am separating African Violet suckers or babies, I have to look real close at the crowns. Now I have learned something new today!
Thanks,
Leda
Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
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Cahac
Jan 28, 2014 9:55 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Got some help from another site .Got an ID and found it in a online database.
It is a Bulbosa x Streptophylla Hybrid
It was named Showtime by someone but the Fl Brom site says it is probaley a Natural hybrid in Guatemala
there is another similar 1 the parents are reversed Strepto x Bulbosa but the leaves on this 1 is contorted more like Bulbosa
i will put the pic in the database when i get the plant listed
cliff
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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Sedums Butterflies Container Gardener
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Cahac
Feb 3, 2014 8:06 PM CST
these are 4 of some monster size T. Fasciculata i bought this weekend . They are all in the 20+" size. the seller says around 24" and this is his pic .The slab they are sitting on is 24". Bought 8 of this size. I Am sending some plants to the Washington DC Big Flea the first week of March.
cliff

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Leda
Feb 3, 2014 10:13 PM CST
Nice! What is the origin of this plant?
Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
Region: Virginia Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums Lilies Hummingbirder Birds
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Cahac
Feb 3, 2014 10:47 PM CST
these are a Florida variety will have to see a bloom before can tell which 1 I think there are 2 different that grow there.
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Leda
Feb 4, 2014 8:22 AM CST
Thank you. Between learning this and looking at some of the Florida gardens, Florida is looking real attractive. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


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Looking out the window here and snow predicted all week. It is snowing now but it is so cold that the flakes are very hard to see.

I am glad we have a flourishing Tilly person here so I can learn from you. When the weather warms up, I want one that is all curly!

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