Tillandsia (Airplant)

$16.82 incl. GST
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 25cm

The plant comes with a metal wire

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains, and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid-Argentina.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Does not require soil.

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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