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Tillandsia cyanesa

Air plant

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Tillandsia cyanesa (Air plant). This is a dense rosette of grass-like, arching leaves, which are usually deep green, but often reddish brown when young. In late spring to mid autumn, spectacular, paddle-shaped flowerheads will rise on tall stems from among the foliage. They consist of overlapping pink or red bracts with deep violet-blue flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

Ecuador

Interest and use

Indoor

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost tender. You should plant in well-drained soil, sphagnum moss or on slabs of bark or driftwood.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Dehydration and leaf scorch if atmosphere is too dry.

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