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Re: Bromeliads as house plants

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bromeliads as house plants
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 12:01:54 -0600
  • References: <21351855.1116347282981.JavaMail.root@Sniper26>

Thanks for the tips Noreen.  And I'll look for your other info to come.
I haven't grown a brom for over 20 years and I don't like offering something
for sale that I'm unfamiliar with.  I'm thinking that if I can get something
really easy, I could order them in this summer and grow them on for the
October sale.  During that time I could get comfortable with their needs and
feel more at ease in discussing them with customers in October.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bromeliads as house plants

> Kitty, if they are being grown as houseplants, then I would suggest the
> Guzmania, since it takes the least amount of light.  You can get these
> full size plants even in bloom.  I know our society orders these  in, not
> sure if we get those particular ones from Tropiflora...although I'm sure
> have them.  Will check and get back to you with the info, okay??   You
> sell some Tillandsias, and have a pre-sale project for some MG's by
> them, or order them mounted.  They can be mounted on sea shells,  drift
> wooden pickets, or even on wooden spoons or such to be hung in the
> window, with a ribbon or fishing line.  Lots of ideas one can come  up
with of how
> to mount them for the kitchen window or any other window in the  house.
> remember bright light for the Tills.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 5/17/2005 10:05:28 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Noreen,
> I only had time to look at the Tillandsias on his BOGO  offer.  I noticed
> that T. funkiana was only $3 ($1.50 ea)  What I  was thinking was...
> When I conduct our MG Bulb Sale, we also sell house  plants.  Last year no
> one contributed any and I had to give up some of  mine just to have
> there.  I thought maybe we could  specialize in Bromeliads this year and I
> could order some of these.   That's why I asked about arrival size and how
> fast they grow and whether  they could be potted.
> Maybe you could suggest a simple, inexpensive,  easy to grow variety (or
> several) that could be potted.  I can't risk  losing the investment and
> need to be  saleable.
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