Tillandsias, Mesembs, smelly plants, perfumery, painting, and ceramics. Totally legal and totally weird. A poem now and then.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
An Unusually Fragrant Tillandsia
Tillandsia straminea looks like a wallflower among much showier Tillies like T. xerographica, but it has a secret. Its tiny white blooms are wonderfully fragrant. One blossom can fill a small room with a honeyed lilac perfume. The blooms come out one at a time, so the fragrant effect lasts for several weeks. Most Tillandsias are odorless, this is a beautiful exception!