Tillandsias, Mesembs, orchids, herbalism, art, pensive musings, and gardening on sand dunes.
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!