Saturday, November 1, 2008

Air plant flowers

For the last couple of weeks my air plants have been flowering. Air plants just fascinate me. You hang them up or just put them down somewhere and they grow, no soil needed. Just give them some water if they are indoors or under a roof, otherwise outside they rain even waters them for you. I've had a couple for some time now, but they were not the flowering type, so earlier in the year when my mom sold her place and moved in with my sister she passed a lot of hers on to me. Mine are now hanging all over the show. From the washing line, the water pipes outside, my garden gate and from a windowsill.


8 comments:

  1. Lovely colours! Must admit I am just a tad jealous as I had to throw out yet another dead plant today. My tally is rather embarrassing and I'm starting to think that maybe I should just give up while I'm ahead...

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  2. Just air and water, thats amazing !! great flowers too.

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  3. Wow, its hard to believe these can grow without soil.. or nutrients of any kind. They really must be hardy. Hmm I wonder if even I could grow this kind. I have a black thumb. The flowers are beautiful.

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  4. I used to have one of those, but also not the flowering type. I have in fact never seen the flowering type, it is gorgeous! I'll have to find me one...

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  5. These are very pretty, mine don't flower.

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  6. Nice shots Firefly. We have these as well. They are very rewaeding.

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  7. I have (had) the exact same plants. They were hanging from a tree in my yard. My dogs however thought it great fun to jump up and pull them down. I keep finding pieces of them scattered all over our yard. Such a pity as they are beautiful when in flower.

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  8. Are these a type of bromeliad? They certainly look like it - and aren't they amazing, getting a foothold practically anywhere?

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