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Tillandsia cyanea

Air plant

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRich purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Tillandsia cyanea (Air plant). This species is an epiphytic perennial with rosettes of linear to triangular, dark green leaves. The flowers are borne in flat spikes of funnel-shaped, rich purplish blooms with pink bracts in late spring and mid autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

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

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost tender. You should plant in well-drained soil.

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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