Tillandsia Air Plant

United States
March 22, 2016 1:19am CST
Succulent, tillandsia, and terrariums are quite the trend now. My sister gave me 4 - tillandsia air plants and I just bathed them in water real quick then dumped the water out (after the photo). This particular air plant requires very minimal maintenance and loves light! I have a glass vase but I do not have any rocks to decorate the vase yet but I will have to go find some. Anyhow - over the weekend, I visited my local hardware store and saw just one single Tillandsia Air Plant (same size as mine) going for $9 each! That's crazy! That means if I were to buy the 4 given to me, it'd be $36 bucks! Photo belongs to me! -Top left/right + bottom left and taken from the hardware store -Bottom right are my plants
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15 responses
@Mike197602 (13955)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
Can you breed them? If so you'd be making some nice money Put a girl plant next to a boy plant and let them do their thing
4 people like this
• United States
22 Mar 16
You can! Ha-ha. My sister says when you see another plant growing you pull it out and out comes another plant. I haven't tried yet - but that's what she has been doing. We don't sell it ~ she just gives them away lol.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Your sister must really love you. Mine takes pictures i've taken on facebook and shares it wit her coworkers for ag ood laugh. I"m only kidding, it was just the one and I was making a really stupidly funny expression so I can't blame her. I can't keep plants at all, no green thumb on me.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Ha-ha. We have an age gap like 9 years! I am not the greatest plant keeper either. I have a plant that I've own since I was like 10 in my room still. The plant has been with me for half of my life and it just doesn't die. Even if I don't water it and the leaves will fall... just a little water ~ the plant is strong and healthy. This plant I bought years ago for only $1.98 Lol. now it's big but enough to stay in my room still.. I am surprised the plant still is alive. But my boyfriend is maintaining the plant for me. Ha-ha. I like plants ~ just not enough to maintain them even though this one requires minimal maintenance.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
I would love to have this plant at home! But unfortunately, I have not seen one in my place yet.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
I recently just heard about this plant.
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@teamfreak16 (42506)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Mar 16
Saving 36 bucks is always good!
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Yes! Who would have thought! I went to go to the hardware store for something else but browsed to see they are selling each for $9 whoa!
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Never had an airplant. I guess I like to play with dirt!
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• United States
22 Mar 16
He-he. My dad is fan of playing in the dirt especially. Me not so much!
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@TRBRocks420 (85934)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Mar 16
Very cool new plants and, that was nice of your sister.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Thanks! It is a cool plant, looking forward to getting some rocks of the vase.
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
This looks nice. Will check.if this plant is available here ;)
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• United States
22 Mar 16
I like the plant requires minimal maintenance
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@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Sisters are nice that way, huh? I have a BFF that's like my sis. These plants looks nice and healthy too.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Hehe! Yes sisters are nice and cool too!
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@louievill (20350)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Then we better propagate it so we will make a lot a money
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• United States
22 Mar 16
This is my first time seeing that emoji face in use! Ha-ha! This is very popular right now - I see them selling even fake plastic ones (of this air plant) for $20 already!
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@louievill (20350)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby it would be a nice challenge if you could propagate them fast and sell for a little less or gift to friends and love ones
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• United States
25 Mar 16
@louievill I will give some away.
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
25 Mar 16
They're looking lovely with those pink flowers. Low maintenance plants are the best to have. I don't have any plants now but I would get something along the same lines if I had to.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
I am not a big fan of planting, plants, etc but my boyfriend is (especially with fruit trees) and so are my parents. Lol. As long as they maintain it, ~ I'll be alright.
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@AkoPinay (10114)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
I thought it's pineapple plants
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Hehe no it isn't. Just a little plant.
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@DianneN (91867)
• United States
23 Mar 16
They are beautiful and seem easy to take care of.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Thanks! Yes ~ very easy to maintain
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 16
I didn't know about all these plants, but they look pretty nice. It's good especially they require minimal maintenance. I like your plants (bottom right) the most, as they look much healthier.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Hehe yes ~ thank you! I need to buy some rocks for the plant to make it prettier.
@jahunt (1389)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Those are quite nice! I need more plants so maybe I will try one like this.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
I am not much of a plant person ~ but so far I like these easy to maintain plants!
@Corbin5 (122758)
• United States
22 Mar 16
I have read about air plants and would love to give them a try. However, like you, $9 is far too much for me to pay.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
Same here ~ but for free I will take them! I think the price is due to the trend.