you know....mine used to look that nice till i repeatedly drowned the poor defencless thang
Thanks HDD......lol....for thinking of me and showing me your lovely Xero
when i first bought him he looked like this
I just sat him in another pot plant,while his other new home was being thought about and made
this is where he lived he was under cover and out of the rain and doing well
then realising he had no roots i thought well maybe he needed to go out in the big wide world and get wet with rain water(obviously for far too long...lol
Hes now out under the veranda sitting on something drying out and looking 100% better then last week....LOL
I have seen some superb xerographicas growing out in the rain here in the wet tropics . One mounted on the side of an enormous granite boulder .
Often it's not the amount of moisture the plant receives, it's the direction in which it is mounted. When grown where there's ample moisture a sideways mount is usually best. This causes excess water to drain from the leaf bases more quickly rather than if pointed straight up like a turkey in the rain.
The way it was in that huge log had bits of that coir and rock in a hollow but the hollow had drain holes so it was never sitting in puddles
but i can see how the bases of the leaves can catch too much moisture by sitting upright.
So its next new home will have to be sitting on a sideways angle for proper drainage
Thanks so much guys for your added imput into my Xeros well being...lol
Plant is stunning HDD, just stunning. So is the photo.
Thank you Paul. I will photo some more Tillys today to post. I don't grow many of these to many Neo's and dyckia's taking up the space.
Solution: get rid of the Neo's and Dyckias. Simple! ;-)
NOT ! NOT! NOT!
Oh no Gonzer!
You should never put all your eggs in the one (Tillandsia) basket.
All the best, Nev.
wash ya mouth out Gonzer....HaHahahaaaaaaa