I just wanted to say I love this plant. Does anyone know how long it will live? Or will it reproduce on it's own?
Yeah I killed a couple too in another tank. If you look close, you will see that I have ut mounted about 2 inches away from the vent holes and fan. T & C has a species that has more silver curved hairs with similar blush and flower.Homer said:I had a similar looking Tillandsia with far more silvery hairs. Unfortunately, it did not take well to the high humidity in my tank. Oh well, you have to break a few eggs . . . . :roll:
That is interesting. I have no place for a setup like that right now, but my wife has taken an interest in tillandsias so who knows what the future holds.drunknmunky said:Just a note, i have had really good success growing tillandsias in orchid tanks that i keep at 90% humidity. here is what i do. first off, put them really high in the tank close to the light, second, lower the humidity in the tank to about 40% for 4hours before the lights go out. i use high flow fans in the tank to do this. Now granted, that means that you really cant have them in frog tanks becuase the frogs dont like that much of a drop, but you could set up a tank to grow just your plants =)
Yes, I think I learner my lesson. I will only mount them horizontally or turned downwards from now on. I have some concolors coming from T&C next week. Rainforestflora has an awesome selections but he is very proud of his plants since martha stewart...I assume :wink: Plus he has a $25 minumum orderHomer said:I've also heard that using computer fans will allow you to keep some of the less humidity loving T's survive in high humidity frog tanks, as it helps keep water from pooling on their leaves. Additionally, a lot of T's like to be mounted in a fashion we would consider "upside down", as it prevents water from collecting between the axils. I know my pencifola loves growing suspended from the branch.