Raising Tillandsia from seed

gonzer_gwDecember 8, 2008

More like "Raising Arizona".

Fresh seed almost one year old.

T. usneoides (Spanish Moss)

There's a photo on Uncle D.'s site that has my pic of what he says is the first photographic evidence of root growth in SM.

T. recurvata (Ball Moss)

and T. vernicosa

This is not something you'd like to do if you're in a hurry.

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Congratulations, Gonz, you have now officially entered Crazy Person territory. ;-)

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 7:54PM
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Uncle D has his own site?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 9:29PM
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"Fresh seed almost one year old." How can one year old seeds be fresh?

I'm going to take a crack at growing Tillandsia seeds, but I'm just going to put them on the rough surface of my Bismarkias and wish them the best.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2008 at 11:23PM
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I take it to mean the seed was sown fresh, and the seedlings are now almost one year old.

s l o o o w w w . . . . . .

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 3:16AM
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Lisa, crazy territory? Ah yes...but I learned from the best, right here!
Hdd, on FCBS it's the sub-link "Ask Uncle Derek". The Australian site has one similar; "Detective Derek" or something like that.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 7:44AM
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Gonzer, are the seedlings bound to the cork by some kind of adhesive?

It might be a slow process but I'm sure it will be satisfying to see them grow up.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 8:53AM
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bambi_too(5 Ohio)

Hey Gonzer, do you watch grass grow to? All kidding aside I am pretty patient, but I don't think I could do that.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 9:09AM
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Hi gonzer, you are not alone. I grow them from seeds too.
Just properly label and totally forget about them for a couple of years until.......Viola....you'll see new offsprings in odd shapes.


    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 9:16AM
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Hi Gonzer - Good onya! I've got the patience but not the years to wait.
What ever you get, you can at least say you did it right from start to finish.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 1:23PM
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I've been saving all the little bits of patience that've come my way over the years, kinda hoarding them, for a venture like this. Like that commercial for the rotisserie oven.."Just set it and forget it!" They actually adhere to the bark after a few mistings. The last order from overseas included viable seed with most of the plants and most of it has germinated: T. aizoides, landbeckii, pedicelatta, chuscongensis and a few others. So, I'll resurrect this thread in about 5 years.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 6:55PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Gonzer, we are almost at the five year mark. How are they coming along? Were you able to hang with them? I would love to see updates! Actually, I would like to see the original photos, too, as they were apparently moved or deleted. I hope you have a few nice plants out of this.

Carol in Jacksonville

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 3:51PM
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yes Gonzer would love to see the till's and how they are going cheers

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 2:30AM
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All my seedlings got wiped out last year in a heat wave. No biggie. Only my T.friesii seedlings stayed on and they're slower than legless turtle!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 3:14PM
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