Episode eleven: plants for bathrooms, feat. Tillandsias
This week's show takes a confessional turn from the start when I admit I have NOT ONE PLANT in my bathroom. It's mainly because I lack a windowsill in there, but this really is no excuse.
I clearly need some houseplant inspiration, so I start out by talking to plantsman Robbie Blackhall-Miles about the plants that fill his two bathrooms, from angel wing begonias to epiphytic blueberries (yes really...)
Here's a list of the plants we talk about...
- Begonia maculata
- Ficus pumila
- Cyperus involucratus
- Blechnum brasiliense
- Impatiens repens
- Blechnum gibbum
- Agapetes (epiphytic blueberry relatives)
Inspired by Robbie's championing of the Tillandsia or air plant for bathrooms, I decide to give Graham Sigsworth of air plant specialist nursery Crafty Plants in Lancashire, England a bell for the Tillandsia tips. We talk about these plants:
- Tillandsia xerographica
- Tillandsia pruinosa
- Tillandsia ionantha
- Tillandsie duratii
- Tillandsia caput-medusae
- Tillandsia juncea
- Tillandsia brachycaulos multiflora
For more information on Tillandsia care, visit Crafty Plants' excellent advice page.
Question of the week
This week's question is about a "bratty" satin pathos... could the AC be to blame?
Thanks to my guests Robbie Blackhall-Miles of Fossil Plants and Graham Sigsworth of Crafty Plants; to talented voice artist Mark Hamilton for providing the extra voices you hear in this show; On The Ledge's theme music is Government Funded Weed by Black Ant which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. You also heard Hot Lips by Bill Brown and His Brownies.