Tropicals forum: Air Plant ID

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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jan 8, 2016 11:37 AM CST
I love this little airplant - especially the color - but I don't know what it is. Any ideas?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 8, 2016 12:10 PM CST
You would probably get quicker 'service' on the Plant ID forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/...
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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IbisFla
Jan 8, 2016 12:13 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty - I started to post it there, but I thought the experts would be over here. I'll repost in the Plant ID forum.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 9, 2016 7:49 PM CST
I don't know a thing about air plants but I wonder if it could be Air Plant (Tillandsia brachycaulos 'Miniata')


Or, how about Tillandsia velutina? http://www.bing.com/images/sea...
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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IbisFla
Jan 10, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Thanks, Lin, it could very well be Tillandsia brachycaulos 'Miniata'. Some of the velutina pictures looked similar as well. Confused I think I'll try to mount it on one of the oak trees this spring and see how it grows outside.

Mathibrault
Oct 13, 2017 6:43 PM CST

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Hello all!

I have a few airplants at home and this is the one I've been wondering about. I am not sure of its health, I have been looking up the different types of airplants. Any ideas on which variety it belongs to? I think knowing this could help me in bringing it back to better days. Thank you!
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Oct 13, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Mathibrault said:
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Hello all!

I have a few airplants at home and this is the one I've been wondering about. I am not sure of its health, I have been looking up the different types of airplants. Any ideas on which variety it belongs to? I think knowing this could help me in bringing it back to better days. Thank you!

I grow my tillandsia outside year round so do not have experience with indoor care. Here is a site that gives good instructions for indoor care. https://www.airplantcity.com
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Oct 14, 2017 6:23 AM CST
Ibis, it looks like this one of mine, which was very red when I obtained it, but soon turned completely green I missed the flower, it was dried up, but was told it was purple. It now has an offset as you can see in the photo, it is mounted on a piece of driftwood, gets shade hot part of day, filtered sun morning and evening. With all the rain we've had, I haven't done much else with it, seems very happy outside.
It was tagged T. Brachycaulos
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Tropicals
Bromeliad Container Gardener Foliage Fan Salvias Cactus and Succulents Native Plants and Wildflowers
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sunkissed
Oct 14, 2017 6:28 AM CST
Mathibrault said:
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Hello all!

I have a few airplants at home and this is the one I've been wondering about. I am not sure of its health, I have been looking up the different types of airplants. Any ideas on which variety it belongs to? I think knowing this could help me in bringing it back to better days. Thank you!


Not sure exactly what kind, but it does look to be drying out, they needs lots of humidity, if indoors a bathroom is a good place to keep it, mist it and give it s good soak in some water, think maybe weekly or at least every couple of weeks. Personally I've never tried them indoors, I've just read that somewhere.

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