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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

My First Air Plant (Tillandsia).

One day, my friends dropped by for a visit and after lunch we went to the nearby plant nursery. We came upon lots of Air Plants or the Tillandsia hanging at one corner of the nursery. Usually, I will not go near them because they are expensive. But my friend saw that the prices were quite reasonable. When I heard that, I too went near to take a look. I picked up one little plant and it was tagged at RM9. The lady boss told me that when the leaves have turned red or deep pink, it means it is going to flower, just like the one I was holding. That was how I ended up buying this small Air Plant.
About a week later, from the center of the Air Plant came a purple tube-like thing.
The bottom leaves are light green, the upper leaves are red.
And the flower is purple.
To me, this Air Plant resembles the pineapple crown.
Out of the purple tube like thing, came something that is yellow and white.
Altogether there are 3 purple tube-like things.
This is the first and only Air Plant in my garden.
I will wait and see the progress of this Air Plant.
The close up of the flowers. Tiny but very pretty!
I was told that Air Plants are easy to take care.
I hope this will multiple to produce more baby plants.
There are many varieties of Air Plants (Tillandsia).
If this plant grows well, I may consider getting a few more.

Linking To Floral Bliss.

Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body,
but it makes great boasts.
Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
(James 3:5, New International Version-NIV)

34 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty and unusual flower Nancy! The colours are very bold and striking too:)

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  2. Amazing Nancy - you have bought a treasure! I have seen different tillandsias in shops, but never a blooming one. I wish her success, it is very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Riitta! Now that the flowers have faded, the leaves are back to its pale green colour. Hope it will produce babies for me.

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  3. Thanks for sharing nancy, i learn something new today (about air plants)

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    1. Thank you, Libby! I am also learning new things about Air Plants.

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  4. I have seen many air plants being sold in garden centers lately. Hopefully yours will give you many, many baby plants.

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    1. Oh yes, Mun! I do hope so too. Let's wait and see how the plant progress.

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  5. ...beautiful creation of nature.

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  6. Beautiful and intriguing plant. I never seen this.

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    1. I used to see these plants in exhibitions and seldom in the nursery but this round there are plenty in the nearby nursery.

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  7. Your air plant is so pretty. Worth spending the RM9.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! That was what my friends told me so I was willing to part with my RM9 for the plant! Lol!

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  8. I have had several air plants. No water, I kept them inside and just misted them. But I have never seen one bloom! This is amazing! Here, they are very cheap.

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    1. Hi Ginny, now I am encouraged to get some to place in the house. Only if the price is reasonable. I am so glad to see the plant flower.

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  9. What a very beautiful but unusual flower. I love it. See ya Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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  10. Este año floreció una que tengo por primera vez, la tuya es preciosa. Un beso.

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  11. Interesting beauty products. We keep in touch. xx

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  12. Lovely, we had them in Sout Africa but I have never seen them here. Well done. Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I hope it will do well under my care.

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  13. Very pretty plant, i hope it is easy to grow and makes more for you.

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  14. Such a beautiful, intriguing and so very different plant.

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