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Air plant looks too dry and too wet? Is this plant still ok?

Posted by MyLadyIrony none (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 8, 14 at 19:22

I got this plant a few months ago in a terrarium. I've been spraying it a few times a week during the week (it's my work plant). I went on vacation for a couple of weeks recently (but watered it fairly well before I left). It looks different to me. Some of the spines seem darker at the base. Is it still ok? what's wrong with it and how do I fix it?

Also what kind is it?


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RE: Air plant looks too dry and too wet? Is this plant still ok?

Looks ok to me. The older leaves will slowly die off.


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RE: Air plant looks too dry and too wet? Is this plant still ok?

The dark hue inside the crown is usually a sign that rot is setting in. T. ionanthas do not like terrariums, they need air. Tug on the middle leaves.


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RE: Air plant looks too dry and too wet? Is this plant still ok?

What am I looking for when I tug the center leaves?


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RE: Air plant looks too dry and too wet? Is this plant still ok?

That the leaves hold firm. If they pull out easily then rot has set in


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