Can I keep tillandsia's in a greenhouse?

dextrousApril 30, 2013

Hi, I am ordering a large quantity of tillandsia's soon, and I can't keep them inside. I would like to keep them in a greenhouse like the one below,

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Garden-Greenhouse-Large-Walk-In-Hot-House-PVC-Cover-/310360852436?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4842f2c7d4

But i am unsure if it will be too hot inside there for them.

Also what sort of irrigation system would work for them?

Thanks for any replies and help.

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sunshine_qld

I think they would cook in there. Is there any air flow?
Shadecloth as a cover would be better.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 6:47AM
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dextrous

What about this one, it seems to have windows for ventilation and more shade, although the plants would be put in a shady area anyway

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Garden-Greenhouse-Shed-2x3m-/251159650045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3a7a481efd

too much shade?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:16AM
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stanofh

Why not outside?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 1:54PM
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dextrous

I am going to be buying 950 air plants so I don't really have a place to put them outside. I just need somewhere to house them. Was planning on putting some racking up inside the greenhouse to just house the plants. Will the second one be okay do you think?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 3:42AM
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sunshine_qld

This type of shade house is what you need.
http://www.sundownershadehouses.com.au/
They can also hang outside on a wire frame to get morning sun.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 6:56AM
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dextrous

Damn, those are expensive! Maybe I'll buy the frame of the ebay one I posted and make up the shadecloth part myself. Hmm

Damn.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 9:27AM
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sunshine_qld

If you put the shade cloth on yourself use tie wire to attach it to the frame as zip ties will only last a few years.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 9:28PM
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stanofh

If you only want to keep them alive...you could use wire shelving on a light steel frame. Its what they use as grow out for raising them. Its how they keep thousands in a relative small amount of room.No need to attach or hang even a single plant. Check out any Tilly growers set up on YouTube.

Cover with a light cloth,cheese cloth..any poly-fiber sold for plants protection from frost or too strong sun.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 10:08PM
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hotdiggetydam

950 isn't that many if they are small but housing them to grow long term? Tilly's need air flow as much as they need water and light.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 9:14AM
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vgoff(8)

Greenhouses cook broms. My greenhouse has removable panels and I have to adjust to the seasons with shadecloth and fans. It's tricky. Broms like a good soaking and some good air flow to dry them out.

Often overlooked factor -- your water. When you soak -- use rainwater! Broms don't like chlorinated water. If you live in a low humid area, misting is not enough.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 11:46AM
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