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If you are talking about the Tillandsia bromeliads, which are true air plants, I would say no, I wouldn't classify most of them as cactus or succulent. Some4 species, like from the coastal areas of Peru and Ecuador grow right on cactus, and they certainly tolerate hot dry conditions, but those areas are unique in that they get moist sea breezes and fogs occasionally that rehydrate the Tillandsias. For most conditions like indoors in winter, and in the hotter, dryer parts of summer, they need to be supplemental watered by wetting them every few days, if it hasn't rained within a week.
I am looking for air plants, are they considered cactus
Fun pics and updates all, so nice to see. I'm glad most folks are getting some good weather now. Here in Scottsdale the days are quite warm, but humidity is still very low and that shaves off 10-15 degrees off of how it feels, and mornings and evenings are still absolutely lovely. Here are two cacti in bloom: white Echinopsis subdenudata and a hot-pink hybrid Echinopsis, variety 'Sorceress' my second most prolific Echinopsis variety (after 'Los Angeles'). I hope you'll take a quick look and enjoy. Happy gardening all!
you make me feel so lazy!
Between storms, I was able to clean up both hardy beds, including digging up a huge Opuntia root base. Then several hardy cacti were planted in the beds. The terraced side of my main hardy bed is being repurposed, from a 3 level terrace for staging 20-30 plants to a center terrace to get best growth for some hardy cuttings. I thought gallon nursery pots buried in the soil would be the best growth environment for these showy cuttings. I am still working on final staging of several hundred plants. Some show plants may spend their lives indoors in sunny windows. The others are being sorted by variety so I can determine my sale inventory at a glance.
My prairie still amazes me with supposed lost plants are just now popping their heads up. Gonna be a great tour season.
Bravo Freddy! You really got a LOT done! Applause applause!
Finally deceny weather!!! Planted squash, brusells sprouts, eggplant, replanted garlic chives in two places, planted corkscrew rush (hopefully it will have only morning sun. I also caught up on labeling stakes, staged 12 crates of cactus (will remix them after they get acclimated to the sun. Can hardly move but this is a good kind of tired. Hope you all had great days.
Yvonne, that may be a natural reaction to changing environment. I can't name the process, forgot the word, but when you move plants to different light levels, they adapt by making "indoor leaves" or outdoor leaves as the case may be. I'm thinking the smaller are for high light environments.
i was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them, i purchased a large leaf jade succulant and the large leaves fall and now the new ones are small help
First flower of 14 flower buds! (Sometimes Lowe's does good!)
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