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Tillandsia recurvata

Ball moss

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourPale purple, white shades
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Tillandsia recurvata (Ball moss). This species is an epiphytic or terrestrial perennial with branched stems bearing linear, mid green, scaly leaves. In early autumn to mid autumn, it produces spikes of funnel-shaped, pale purple-white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Other common names

Air plant

Origin

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
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, you should plant in well-drained soil. You can propagate from offsets or by division in spring to summer.

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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