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Tillandsia tectorum

Air plant

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourPurple green red
  • Leaf ColourSilver

Description

Tillandsia tectorum (Air plant). This is a perennial herb to 50cm with linear, scaly leaves to 20cm. The floral bracts are red, green, pink with white tipped pale blue petals.

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 and should be planted 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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