West Indian Med J. Mar;62(3) In vitro and in vivo anti-cancer effects of tillandsia recurvata (ball moss) from Jamaica. Lowe HI(1), Toyang NJ(2). : Tillandsia Recurvata LOOK! New Low Shipping and New LOWER Price! Southern Ball Moss Air Plant | Tillandsia Recurvata: Garden & Outdoor. Tillandsia recurvata, commonly known as Ball Moss, is a flowering plant (not a true moss) that grows upon larger host plants. It grows well in areas with low light.
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Tillandsia recurvata - Wikipedia
Tillandsia recurvata derives mainly tillandsia recurvata support and not nutrition from its host; it photosynthesizes its own food, absorbing water that collects on its leaves. Most seedlings germinate on tiny branches and less often on vertical bark of tree hosts, which has tillandsia recurvata suggested to indicate that local spread of Ball Moss is mainly by seeds sprouting from bird droppings on stems of shrubs and trees.
It absorbs water from rain, and can tolerate dry periods by becoming dormant. Ball moss, like other tillandsia recurvata, is sensitive to lime. Never use water from a deep well which likely will have a high pH.
Instead, irrigate with rain water or water that has been demineralized. To get the tillandsia recurvata where it needs to be, in the leaf axils and on the stems, use a sprayer or mister.
USDA Zones 8 - Ball moss can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees F.
Tillandsia recurvata does not require fertilising. However, an occasional dilute solution of foliar fertiliser applied during the growing season will speed up the tillandsia recurvata.
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Tillandsia recurvata is relatively cold-tolerant species, but is sensitive to freezing, particularly when moist. Tillandsia recurvata grows well in areas with low light, little airflow and high humidity, which is commonly tillandsia recurvata by southern shade trees, often the Quercus virginiana Southern Live Oak.
It can grow in full sun but is happiest under a tree canopy. Tillandsia recurvatalike other bromeliads, is sensitive to lime. Irrigate with rain water or water that has been demineralized. To get the tillandsia recurvata where it needs to be, in the leaf axils and on the stems, use a sprayer or mister.
An occasional mist with quarter strength of foliar fertiliser applied during the growing season will speed up the growth.