dweller by the river

sojourner of earth attempting to understand the journey home

Month: September, 2014

T. pruinosa

T. pruinosa is one of my favourite species of tillandsia. I have a thing for pseudobulbous types, and dense trichomes, and I like those that look like sea creatures.

My specimen isn’t from a nursury, though – I got it from a small neighbourhood shop that for many years sold only orchids. In the past two years, however, it’s joined the rest of the wet market flower/plant stalls around the island in an “air plant and succulent craze”. I took a chance because this was a nice, fat plant and I didn’t like the idea of leaving it to languish; most of the stall owner’s tillandsia stock don’t seem to last very long and they generally aren’t in very good condition.

Anyway. I got this little fellow really early on in my tillandsia adventure, in October 2013. It’s flowered, produced a healthy pup that I’ve harvested, and is now nursing a second pup. I hope we get a third out of it before it’s done.

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An update

Again, it’s been a long, long gap between entries. While I regret my failure to be consistent, I do find myself wondering why I feel any sort of need to explain myself, or indeed to even consider said (In)frequency a failing at all.

This is after all my blog, my space in which to display images that make me happy and that I hope others may find enjoyable, to sort and share relevant information I have gathered and which I hope others may find helpful, and to air certain opinions, arguments and convictions I hold in the hope that others may be prodded into thought and discussion. There is no one that I need answer to – even those readers (should they exist) that I have vague intentions to impact.

The anonymity afforded us by the interwebs is, after all, a frenemy to thoughtful introverts.

That said, I do find myself feeling a deep-seated need to get back on track, as it were. Hopefully, I will manage a minimum of one post every seven to ten days from now on. If you’re a reader, welcome, and I hope that you find something on this site that informs or provokes you.