Learn about the plant

Genus of around 400 types epiphytic, terrestrial, or rock-home, time tested perennials from rub and woodland in S. US, the WestWest Indies, and Key and South America. Two of the most well-liked Tillandsias have grassy results in like Billbergia, but their blossoms are usually diverse (Tillandsia cyanea and Tillandsia lindenii). These are the Grey Tillandsias, which change from their normal eco-friendly family. By having absorbing furry scales on the leaves. These scales take up drinking water from the moist atmosphere and get nutrients and vitamins from atmosphere-borne dust particles – they literally survive air! By far, the most extensive species is Tillandsia usneoides, the acquainted Spanish Moss which hangs from shrubs during the entire warmer areas of The USA. Until just recently, air Plants and flowers were virtually unidentified as home plants, but anyone can discover several varieties for sale in garden centers. This vegetation is trapped on coral, shells, driftwood, and many others. They are not planted in rich Compost. The leaves around the blooms may transform coloration and offer an extensive-enduring bright screen. However, the blossoms themselves last for just one or two days.

Plant growth conditions

Average warmth (60F or 18C). Provide just as much lighting as you can, but no whole sunlight. Never overwater, and ensure there is a nice discharge. Use rainwater in hard h2o places. Misting is always needed.

Plant reproduction

Offsets seem at lower growth. Once the offset is several months outdated, eliminate it with a few roots connected and herb shallowly in Seed & Cutting Compost. Maintain hot until organized. Sow seed at 81 F (27 C) in spring, on to bundles of conifer twigs and sphagnum moss mist day-to-day.