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Tillandsia Genus

Air plant

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Tillandsia genus (Air plant). There are over 350 species of evergreen, mainly epiphytic plants, which are often rosette-forming with spirally arranged leaves. The flowers are carried on spikes, heads or panicles and will range in colours from white to purple and green to red.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Epiphytics

Origin

S. U.S.A, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.

Cultivation

They are frost tender min 7-10C . You should provide a rooting medium of equal parts humus-rich soil and either sphagnum moss or bark chips used for orchid culture.

Propagation

You can propagate from offsets or by division in spring to summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphid vulnerability when flowering.

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