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Tillandsia stricta

Air plant

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Tillandsia stricta (Air plant). This is a clump-forming, epiphytic perennial with rosettes of grey, scaly, pale green leaves. In early spring, it will bear cone-shaped spikes of funnel-shaped, blue-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

Venezuela, Trinidad, N. Argentina

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender and should be planted 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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