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Is this an air plant?

Posted by AliSidewinder06 none (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 9, 13 at 17:01

If so what kind?


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RE: Is this an air plant?

It sure looks like one, though being in the shade, it is a little hard to tell what kind it is. Where was the picture taken? That might help in the identification.


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RE: Is this an air plant?

Where was the photo taken?


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RE: Is this an air plant?

In my back yard in NE Florida. It was hard to see the screen to see if I was getting the pic


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Check here to see if pictures are familiar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_moss
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Tillandsia recurvate (which you can search on as well for more pictures)
I notice the one in your picture seems to have a stem and flower at the end, which looks like the ones I bought. They don't grow wild here in New Mexico, it's way too cold in the winter, but T recurvata does grow in Florida :)


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RE: Is this an air plant?

Picture makes it a bit difficult to say for sure. Debby & Gonzer's suggestion of posting a location definitely helps to narrow it down.

Harry Luther (whom recently died in Singapore last year) authored a book in 2009 that is very good with helping to identify Tillandsia growing in Florida: "Native Bromeliads of Florida".

My guess would be (*maybe*possibly) Tillandsia simulata ~ hard to tell from your picture. Anyway, nice find, especially in your own backyard! Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Is this an air plant?

With the seed pod evident hanging below the fork in the branch it shows that it's T. recurvata.


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