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Sick Tillandsia Caput Medusae [closed]

My airplant has developed a couple of brown spots on a couple of its limbs. I just recently bought it from a local Lowes. I brought home 2 of them and one looks completely healthy to me while the ...
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Can air plants grow in closed terrariums?

I have lots of air plants (Tillandsia) and I would like to place them in a closed terrarium. Will this type of plant survive the type of humidity and moisture that comes with a closed terrarium ...
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How to water a potless Tillandsia Cyanea?

I have a Tillandsia Cyanea that I have to do something with. It's by Living Trends and they put it in a small drainless pot with a magnet on the back. It's technically in a small pot within that pot, ...
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Tillandsia (air plants) Turning Black and Dying After Watering

I live in a northeast Connecticut boarding school, and have ten tillandsias on the windowsill of my dormitory room. I cannot collect rain water for them because I have no tools to do so, so the water ...
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What should I do about a Tillandsia cyanea with accidentally removed roots?

My Tillandsia cyanea was watered too much, and when I touched it, the top part with the leaves separated from the roots. I've found that some types of Tillandsia don't need roots, but is this it? ...
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How can I grow air plants in an arid climate?

I inherited several air plants (bromeliads probably in the genus Tillandsia) from a friend. I know they are tropical in origin and lived in a greenhouse previously, but I live in a very arid climate. ...