Royal Cornwall Flower Show 2016

Welcome to the Andy’s Air Plants Blog! I'm very pleased to have you along on this journey into discovering these amazing plants and the Bromeliad family as a whole.

For my first blog entry I would like to share my experience at my first Flower Show as Andy’s Air Plants.

It was in Cornwall my home county at the Royal Cornwall Flower Show 2016.

I was very pleased to have been invited after being spotted by the organisers at a previous plant sales event.

Aechmea recurvata ssp recurvata. Not quite in flower but showing some interesting colour.

This image show some of the terrestrial Bromeliads I used. Deuterocohnia brevifolia in the first picture above and Aechmea recurvata ‘Paraguay’.

This image show some of the terrestrial Bromeliads I used. Deuterocohnia brevifolia in the first picture above and Aechmea recurvata ‘Paraguay’.

Looking up through the display, in this image there is Neoregelia, some Aechmeas, Tillandsia cyanea in flower on the left, you can also see Tillandsia seleriana, T. xerographica and T. straminea an amazing plant with long arching flower stems with a delicious scent that people love.

Looking up through the display, in this image there is Neoregelia, some Aechmeas, Tillandsia cyanea in flower on the left, you can also see Tillandsia seleriana, T. xerographica and T. straminea an amazing plant with long arching flower stems with a delicious scent that people love.

1 of 2 images of the whole display, I used dozens of different species from a few different Bromeliad genera, there were several scented species in the display including the Spanish moss which was in flower on the several different forms I used. There was lots of contrasting colours from the dark burgandy red Aechmea ‘Fosters Favorite’ to the different forms of  silvery Tillandsia tectorum.

2 of 2 images of the whole display, I used dozens of different species from a few different Bromeliad genera, there were several scented species in the display including the Spanish moss which was in flower on the several different forms I used. There was lots of contrasting colours from the dark burgandy red Aechmea ‘Fosters Favorite’ to the different forms of  silvery Tillandsia tectorum.

In this image you can see Billbergia ‘Beadleman’ and Tillandsia brachycaulos.

Here is an Aechmea called ‘Fosters Favorite’ I was very pleased to have couple of these in full flower.

Tillandsia lepidosepala. This is an uncommon species with green flowers.

Tillandsia capitata ‘Peach’ was living up to its name showing some fantastic colour.