Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Unusual plant

I'm sure you know by now that I have a passion for plants. I am especially fond of plants that I can press and use in my art, and I'm also partial to plants that taste wonderful - especially herbs.

But once in awhile, I am drawn to seemingly useless plants, plants that are unusual and special in their own right - the kind of plant that God might have created to show us that he has a sense of humor.

Here's such a plant, and it's called Tillandsia bulbosa. It's big (10" wide and tall) and it just sits in that glass cup and with it's wild arms scattering in every direction. If you look closely, you might see that it's beginning to turn red in the center - that means it's getting ready to bloom at some point. As an air plant, all it requires is regular watering (rain water is best) and light - no soil of any kind.
I'll take another picture for you when it's in bloom. Airplants tend to grow very slowly, so it might take awhile!

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Blogger Bonnielynn said...

Looks like an interesting plant.
It may be easy for you to grow, but I get teased all the time about the "air plant" that I killed once !!!
I am NOT a gardenter like you are.
I'll stick to painting them .

10:40 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You killed an airplant?? I guess you better stick to painting them! :)


11:04 AM  

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