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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 13, 2016 9:29 AM CST
How cool is this? My Cardinal Airplant, Tillandsia fasciculata and Medusa's Head, Tillandsia caput medusae have buds!

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drdawg
Mar 13, 2016 10:28 AM CST
That is great, Anne. I have the "Cardinal" but they have not bloomed yet. Where in the world did you get your Cardinals?
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Xeramtheum
Mar 13, 2016 11:47 AM CST
When I went to visit parents in Ft. Lauderdale. Their house is on three lots with lots of oak trees and all their oaks are filled with them .. some are positively HUGE. These guys are the babies of the one that bloomed last year including the Medusa ... pretty much the same time as last year.

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purpleinopp
Mar 19, 2016 7:38 AM CST
How are the buds progressing?
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โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
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drdawg
Mar 19, 2016 7:49 AM CST
Anne, @Xeramtheum, I need to get your parents to collect some of their "wild-growing" tillandsia, box them up, and ship them to me. I need more "Cardinal" variety plants. I think I only have a single plant left. Perhaps I could do some trading for them. Thumbs up
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 19, 2016 8:22 AM CST
Sorry Ken .. they are in their 90's and probably wouldn't recognize them even if they were holding them in their hands - tried a year ago to get a friend in lauderdale to send me more .. never happened.
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drdawg
Mar 19, 2016 8:25 AM CST
On well. It never hurts to try. At 90, neither needs to me up on a ladder. Perhaps next time you are down, you can collect a box for me. Whistling I just know we can do some great trading!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 19, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Just took these a few minutes ago.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 19, 2016 8:59 AM CST
I'll be happy to collect a box for you Ken if I ever get down there again. I grew up in lauderdale and it all went horribly bad in the 80's .. try my best not to go there.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 19, 2016 9:31 AM CST
My MIL went to Naples, FL a few wks ago and found these on the ground under trees. Naturally, she's keeping this one with the inflorescence:




And gave me these 2, which are convalescing with other plants. I love where the smaller one is, in the crook of a Cordyline,
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but the bigger one needs something else done with it, maybe. It's just sitting wedged between some trunks of little trees. I love the wire sphere thingie one of yours is in, Anne.
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 19, 2016 9:36 AM CST
They're gonna be really pretty, Anne. Can't wait to see them open.
Elaine

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 19, 2016 10:51 AM CST
I can't wait either! I'm surprised to get so many at once!

Lucky you Tiffany! Yours don't look like the Cardinal .. perhaps @drdawg can ID them for you.
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drdawg
Mar 19, 2016 12:27 PM CST
Those could in fact be the T. fasciculate v. densispica "Cardinal Airplant". I have never had my single plant bloom, at least not that I am aware of. Though the bracts are generally red, they can be green, yellow, or rose according to my notes. The flowers should be violet/purple. As far as I am aware, none of the other native Florida Tillandsia have yellow bracts, but I am anything but expert on Florida Tillandsia.
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purpleinopp
Mar 19, 2016 1:01 PM CST
TY! If they ever bloom, I'll see if anybody recognizes them.
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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drdawg
Mar 19, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Oh, I thought you had blooms. I did not read the post very well. Sighing! What you could have are immature T. utriculata linnaeus aka "Giant Airplant". It will bloom with a pink to red stem and have violet flowers. Here's a picture of a medium and several smaller Giant Airplants.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 27, 2016 9:17 AM CST
The Cardinal is starting to show more color!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 27, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Gorgeous, Anne. I now wonder whether I even have a single Cardinal Air-Plant. None of my plants are blooming with this inflo.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 27, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Hmm .. or maybe what I have isn't the Cardinal but something else?
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drdawg
Mar 27, 2016 12:31 PM CST
If what you have is native to Florida (and the "Cardinal Air-Plant" certainly is), I would think it is rightly labeled. I have the vast majority of Florida Native Tillandsia and some of those are in bloom right now. None of my plant's flowers look like yours. As I said, perhaps I no longer even have a "Cardinal". Sticking tongue out I guess I need to find some. Whistling
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 27, 2016 1:31 PM CST
To be honest, when it comes to Air Plants I'm very ignorant .. only got into them by accident.
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