Tillandsia Xerografica (Air Plant)

$32.71 incl. GST
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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.

Mini Basket APPROXIMATELY 15(Ø)cm x 5cm(H) x 60cm(Overall Height)

The plant comes with a long Plant Hanger

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The name “air plant” is actually a bit misleading.
  • Members of the Tillandsia genus are so-called not because they can thrive on air alone, but because they require no soil at all to grow.
  • In fact, assuming that Tillandsia only needs air to survive is one of the most common mistakes we see in air plant care.
  • When it comes to indoor plant care, air plants (Tillandsiaspp.) are supposed to be some of the easiest.
  • For starters, they don’t even need soil, absorbing water and nutrients through scales on their leaves.
  • In the wild they survive just hanging onto the bark of trees and whatnot, catching whatever bit of rain and bird poop that comes their way.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Use a bromeliad mix (air plants are in the bromeliad family).
  • Don’t overdo it—plants can burn from too much fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Bright filtered or indirect light is ideal for indoor air plants.
  • Some direct sun works, too (morning is better), but they shouldn’t be baking all day.
  • Think “rainforest” and do your best to reproduce those conditions in a small space.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Every one to two weeks, soak your air plant in room temperature tap water (or rain/pond water if you can find it) for 5-10 minutes.
  • After soaking gently shake excess water from your plant.
  • Turn it upside down and place it on a towel in a bright space.
  • Air plants will quickly rot if they are allowed to stand in excess water.
  • From the time soaking ends, the plant should be able to dry fully in no more than 3 hours.
  • If your plant stays wet longer than this, it may rot.
  • Try placing it in a brighter place with more air circulation to facilitate faster drying.
  • 1-3 hours is the optimal drying time for your air plant after soaking.
  • Once a week, mist your plant thoroughly so that the entire surface of the plant is moistened (but not so much that there is water dripping down into the plant).
  • The hotter and dryer the air (summer, early fall) the more you need to water.
  • The cooler and more humid the air (winter and spring) the less water your air plant will need.
  • Do all watering in the morning.
  • Evening soaking or misting disrupts the plant's ability to respire overnight and extends drying time.

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