Spiky isn’t just a goal for a hairstyle look, it describes the leaves on the air plant known as Tillandsia. The air plant, Tillandsia is the genus name of a plant that is part of the Bromeliad family. The Bromeliad plant, Tillandsia is an intriguing plant because it can be grown with just air!
Since the Tillandsia Bromeliad Plant doesn’t need soil, it can be grown in a variety of locations. This is the perfect plant for the grower with a creative soul. It is also a perfect plant for those who have a growers’ heart but possess a “brown thumb”. The Bromeliad plant Tillandsia is a hardy plant that needs little attention.
Though the Tillandsia Bromeliad plants are a low maintenance plant, it still needs some care. The Tillandsia will need light, water, fertilizer, and air circulation.
LIGHT FOR A BROMELIAD TILLANDSIA PLANT
WATER FOR A BROMELIAD TILLANDSIA PLANT
MOUNTING A BROMELIAD TILLANDSIA PLANT
FERTILIZE A BROMELIAD TILLANDSIA
The Tillandsia will need proper air circulation to allow drying of the plant after and between watering. The ideal temperature for this type of air plant is between 50-90 degrees F.
When you buy a Tillandsia Bromeliad, you may find after you get it home within a few days there will be unsightly dead leaves. This is normal when it adjusts to its new environment. Simply grab a hold of the dead leaves and pull downward to remove them. You may buy your plant in bloom and expect more blooms in the future.
Most Tillandsia and other air plants only bloom once per lifetime. It is during that bloom that the air plant, Tillandsia, will usually be purchased. It can be disappointing if you expect that the original plant will bloom again. Keeping some pups on the plant will allow regular blooming. After the bloom, the plant that bloomed can be removed from the pups to produce more pups in another container. The hole created from the plant being removed will quickly be filled with new pups. Removing the plant once it blooms can keep a constant supply of new pups that will produce regular blooms.
Tillandsia Bromeliad air plants can be purchased inexpensively. And with proper care they will grow, develop “pups”, and produce blooms regularly.
Another type: Bromeliad Plant Guzmania.