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 21, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
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 food....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.