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Jan 8, 2016 11:37 AM CST
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Name: Ibis
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I love this little airplant - especially the color - but I don't know what it is. Any ideas?

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Jan 8, 2016 12:10 PM CST

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You would probably get quicker 'service' on the Plant ID forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/...
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Jan 8, 2016 12:13 PM CST
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Name: Ibis
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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.
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Jan 9, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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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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Jan 10, 2016 12:18 PM CST
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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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.
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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!
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Oct 13, 2017 7:35 PM CST
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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
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Oct 14, 2017 6:23 AM CST
Name: Sherri
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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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Oct 14, 2017 6:28 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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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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