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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-01-2018, 11:25 AM
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Posted By estación seca
I've read of people pollinating long tubular...

I've read of people pollinating long tubular flowers with a cat's whisker, or a long piece of plastic pulled from shade cloth.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-16-2018, 07:25 PM
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Posted By estación seca
I think most of those are higher-elevation plants...

I think most of those are higher-elevation plants that have summers a lot like your winters - and even cooler.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 05-16-2018, 08:41 PM
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Posted By estación seca
The trichomes look like those of T. tectorum....

The trichomes look like those of T. tectorum. This made me think this might be a high-elevation species that would not do well in the warm tropics. I decided to look it up on Tropicos to see where it...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 12-13-2017, 11:27 AM
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Posted By estación seca
How far from the coast are you?

How far from the coast are you?
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-02-2017, 12:05 PM
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Posted By estación seca
Nice. Haven't seen that in the US.

Nice. Haven't seen that in the US.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-04-2017, 12:01 PM
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Posted By estación seca
Great news! It's so important to keep in...

Great news! It's so important to keep in cultivation all the plants people have collected over the years.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-03-2017, 09:09 PM
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Posted By estación seca
Now, yes.

Now, yes.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-03-2017, 05:35 PM
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Posted By estación seca
I don't see any images in any of your posts, just...

I don't see any images in any of your posts, just the error image.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-13-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,963
Posted By estación seca
The Tillandsias at my mom's house get those...

The Tillandsias at my mom's house get those temperatures all winter. Sometimes colder at night. They don't mind the (some years) substantial winter rain. If you have a warm spell I think it would be...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-09-2017, 03:02 AM
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Posted By estación seca
When they're close to opening they turn from...

When they're close to opening they turn from green to brown or near black. They open during dry spells. I think the three fruit valves come under tension as they dry out, then pop open suddenly. This...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-04-2017, 10:06 PM
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Posted By estación seca
I didn't know the flowers had a bite. Good...

I didn't know the flowers had a bite. Good predator protection.

I'm confused by your last post... are you harvesting seed or pollen?

It takes the seed pod months to ripen after the flowers...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-29-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,963
Posted By estación seca
It is never too late to learn a new language,...

It is never too late to learn a new language, especially one that will make commerce easier in the future. It helps develop all sorts of new brain cells that will also help grow orchids and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-27-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By estación seca
Tropiflora. Dennis Cathcart, owner, might be able...

Tropiflora. Dennis Cathcart, owner, might be able to give you contacts for seed from South America.

Do you get seed without human intervention? If so, what is pollinating them?
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-26-2017, 11:29 AM
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Posted By estación seca
Contact commercial Tillandsia growers in the US....

Contact commercial Tillandsia growers in the US. They may be willing to sell it. They know they can't sell you plants. Most of them are very friendly, and probably glad to help set up Tillandsia...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-26-2017, 01:38 AM
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Posted By estación seca
Flasks? People I know sow them on moss-wrapped...

Flasks? People I know sow them on moss-wrapped branches and keep them moist.

By the way, I've looked at a lot of Tillandsia seedlings in habitat. Almost all sprout on the undersides of branches....
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-25-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,963
Posted By estación seca
Learn how to grow them from seed... maybe...

Learn how to grow them from seed... maybe sometime in the future it will be possible to import seed, if not plants.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-05-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,963
Posted By estación seca
Tillandsias have CAM metabolism, and open their...

Tillandsias have CAM metabolism, and open their pores to breathe at night. If nights are too hot they can't breathe and collapse. The same thing happens with other CAM plants like Crassula and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-01-2017, 09:19 PM
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Posted By estación seca
Looks really good. The biggest clump I ever saw...

Looks really good. The biggest clump I ever saw was T. paleacea at The Plant Man in Old Town San Diego. It was at least six feet high and three feet across, swinging on a chain with three inch links....
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-28-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,963
Posted By estación seca
Nice list!

Nice list!
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