kcbugs wrote:Thanks chevyguy! I just recently caught the Tillandsia bug. I have them everywhere in my green room. In pots with orchids, neps and any corner with some light that I can find. I really love my xerographicas and my funckianas. You can see the one funckiana that has just recently bloomed resting on top of the xerographica in photo #4. Was a great surprise to see that beautiful red flower slowly slipping out of the crown of the plant. They are really neat!
That is one bug that would be good to catch . I had to look up the funckiana, that one has a nice looking flower! How long have you been growing them? Maybe one day I will have a larger collection of them like that, but for now I am happy with my small T. ionantha.
It's an awesome bug!!! I never realized how many species there are. Check out http://www.airplantshop.com
, they have a boatload, and are priced really well. Just go straight to the Super Specials and Wholesale pages. No, you don't have to have a business to buy from the wholesale page, just minimum numbers of plants. I have a bunch of ionanthas as well. I have T. bulbosa, baileyi, butzii, abdita, capitata, caput-medusae, funckiana, xerographica, harrisii and some others I know I have, but can't think of at the moment.
Tip: T. xerographica on the Super Specials page are less expensive than the xerographicas on the Wholesale page.
Edit to add, I've been growing them for 3 or 4 months now. Saw a xerographica at a local nursery and fell in love with it.