Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Yes Maurice - I also grow epiphytes in some of my trees - including zygocactus, epiphyllums, dendrobiums and bromeliads. I have plans to add a lot more now I have seen your photos on your website!
Maurice - New Zealand Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Hi Deirdre it is amazing the number of epiphytic plants that can be grown in a garden situation. Apart from frost in winter my biggest problem is dryness (Easily fixed with the garden hose)Nothing says subtropical more than trees dripping with epiphytes.Beautiful cactus photo BTW.
Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Sunday, 29 April 2012
Thanks, Maurice. I probably do forget to water my epiphytes but we have had a very wet summer and autumn, so they are thriving at the moment. Deirdre
Carole - 2230 Monday, 03 September 2012
Wonderful pics Maurice and Deidre. I am waiting impatiently for a suitable tree. What I currently have are either too big, not big enough r in the wrong position. Question: do possums or cockatoos bother the epiphytic plants ? I have loads of both, in fact I have cockies who like pruning my pot plants or digging plants out of hanging pots.
Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Carole - I haven"t yet had a problem with the cockatoos or possums attacking the epiphytes, and they are in a tree the leaves of which are attacked by both!
Jade - 2663 Saturday, 27 October 2012
wow! your tree is amazing , i found it to dry out here in inland nsw to grow epiphytes. Im very jealous!
Marie - 4506 Sunday, 26 October 2014
I"m keen to get started on my epiphyte tree. Successful growers tell me that all I have to do is grab a handful of Tillandsia
seeds ( or any other brom seeds) and wipe them down the trunk of a rough- barked tree eg. Callitstemon, pine, silky oak. Sounds easy but should be exciting to wait and watch!