Air Plants

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Air Plants

Post by Kaleem » November 4th, 2013, 8:18 pm

A plant that attracts the attention of admirers always because of its unique growing style . These are care free plants and increase the beauty of garden. Here is my little collection.
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Re: Air Plants

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 8:23 pm

Amazing Plant. Is it available locally? How much it will cost?

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Re: Air Plants

Post by Kaleem » November 4th, 2013, 8:45 pm

These are not available in any nursery of Islamabad and Lahore but may be available in Karachi. I have four varieties and these are from Singapore. One of my friend has two varieties and he offers these at a reasonable price.
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Re: Air Plants

Post by Izhar » November 4th, 2013, 9:32 pm

available in Karachi in nurseries at Korangi road... very easy plants in Karachi...

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Re: Air Plants

Post by khabbab » November 4th, 2013, 9:58 pm

Wonderful. Do they flower?
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Re: Air Plants

Post by Syed Adnan » November 5th, 2013, 12:27 am

Nice, do they need shade , you put them under green cloth, what is their scientific name ? How they survive in wild , native of some rain forests probably.

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Re: Air Plants

Post by M Farooq » November 5th, 2013, 1:13 am

Their generic name is Tilandsia. We discused them at length before. They grow on trees but in domestic environment they root with difficulty. Mine just died a week ago after struggling with weird indoor weather and lack of humidity.

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Re: Air Plants

Post by Syed Adnan » November 5th, 2013, 9:23 am

Just googled and found that:

"a plant may take 5 to 20 years to mature and a 50 year old clump may be only 20cm across" :o

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Re: Air Plants

Post by Kaleem » November 6th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Thank you Adnan sb for the precious information.
Khubab sb
Yes this plant give blooms, here is an attachment.
One of my has this plant and and asking for Rs:1500 for the whole clump. I think its very cheap if we compare its size with price.
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Re: Air Plants

Post by M Farooq » November 6th, 2013, 12:24 pm

This is a really beautiful air-plant. What a unique flower shape! How did they make it bloom?

By chance, I see purple orchids in the right corner. The flower looks almost identical to the "Ground orchid" whose ID you were interested in another post. Are the leaves same?

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