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Tillandsia seedlings

Posted by o2tiller 8A (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 13:12

I was recently doing some plant maintenance and was suprised to see about a half dozen seedlings attached to a grey T. stricta that is growing indoors. Earlier in the year, I had several ionanthas flowering, along with a soft grey form of T. stricta.

After pollinating several of the ionanthas with a paint brush, just for the 'hey' of it, I decided to cross-pollinate one of the ionanthas with the stricta. The flower feathered and I let it run its course. Never gave it another thought until today. Not the best picture, but you can definitely see the attached seedlings.

This post was edited by o2tiller on Thu, Oct 9, 14 at 0:56

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RE: Tillandsia seedlings

That's awesome. I figured the joints/pits/what-have-you around the rosette was hospitable to all sorts of life, mostly spiders for mine, but I didn't know seedlings could take root so successfully in there.

RE: Tillandsia seedlings

That gives meaning to the nickname "air plant". They will grown any where the conditions are suitable.

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