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In March, Ann and I went to the Jacksonville, Florida area for a vacation. One thing that's different about the area is that the trees are covered with air plants (many of them are called mosses, but they're not). As a souvenir, I picked up an air plant from the ground next to the tree it fell from and brought it home in a protective box.

I've been watering it by misting it with water. Last month, I read that once a week I should soak air plants in rain water (lots of nutrients). Up to now, it's been hard to tell if it's thriving or not. It's a bundle of pale green leaves. However this afternoon, I noticed that it has two tiny purple flowers.

I think it's a Tillandsia recurvata (aka ball moss (even though it's not a moss)). Reading about it in detail, I think I might move it from the kitchen window to the indirect light of the upstairs bathroom's skylight. It might also like the occasional moist air from the shower.

Air Plant

Date: 2017-08-20 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That is most awesome!

Date: 2017-08-23 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miekec
James has some kind of air plant too - maybe you can compare notes?

Date: 2017-08-25 02:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jbvb
Mine is a Bromeliad of some sort, gotten as a trade show leftover so all I know about it is (so far) how not to kill it.

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