Monday, April 12, 2010

More Shots

I did some photo shoots of my Tills over the weekend. The results came out nice and crisp. Now I have a dillema which is to keep out of so many photos!

My Tills arrangement.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Photos

T. crocata var tristis

T. leonamiana

Monday, April 5, 2010

Random Shots of My Tills.

Did some photo shoots over the weekend. Mostly are mounted plants om hanging wire.
What I like most of Tills is that they are fuss free and grow almost readily on anything, not like hanging potted plants that need soil to grow.
Some shots in no particular order.

T. chiapensis
T. Hailey's Comet

T. didisticha
T. caput-medusae Sonoran Snow
T. ionantha Feugo

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Colorful Neoregelias

I'll keep this simple. Perhaps it's me or us humans love to see colorful stuffs.

All these are selective complex hybrids by Grant Groves. They come in an array of colors from light pink to vivid purple. Medium size plant not exceeding 18" to the max. Love bright lights but not direct sunlight or they'll bleach out easily.

Here they are:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Some macro shots

Just few shots of flowers & leaf close-up.

T. bergeri

This is a highly vriable species. I must admit that. Although the appearance looks the same among themselves and with T. aeranthos but their flowers appeared differently. Usually they range from pale lilac to deep violet. It came from Southern Brazil to Northern Argentina region. A caulescent plant where it grow saxicolous up to 75 m alt. in its' natural habitat.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Some Curly Stuff

Due to the current dry and hot weather, most of my plants are showing signs of dehydration. Although they are watered daily I guess the water transpiration is greater than the amount received. Here are some photos showing curly leaves which will never happen in the wet monsoon season.
My xerographica hybrid.

Another softer leaf form.

I like this most. It's a concolor X streptophylla. Usually the leaves are erect and recurved inward toward the base of the plant.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some photos along the way.

Some snap shots taken on my free time during the holidays.


Well.....not exactly. Both were xerographica allright reputed to be gems in Tillandsia world but not anymore. Although it's under CITES, these plants are quite easily available locally. Probably this is true to their popularity at one time.

What I like most is they are very adaptable to any location. Both were mounted to the trunk of the palm at very young age. They only get afternoon sun. Very heavy feeders though. Translated to no growth. Sigh! Very silvery with curly, contorted leaves. Now they are about 20" diameter. hopefully both can reach 30" dia. before blooming.
This one plant is definetely my all time favourite Till. Showy and yet hard to kill.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

T. filifolia

Usually a stemless plant but does has a stem for a very old non flowering specimen. Plenty of green needle like rossette spreading leaves reaching not more than 12" diameter plant. Its' type locality is from central Mexico to Costa Rica gorwing epiphytically on trees at 100m-2000m alt.
Nice odd looking plant especially for the bulbous forming leaf bracts.