Tillandsia 'Houston' Air Plant
Tillandsia stricta × recurvifolia 'Houston'
Also known as
Tillandsia 'Houston' AirPlant
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Tillandsia 'Houston' Air Plant Overview
This hybrid plant forms a rosette of silvery coloured leaves and a spike of pink flowers.
Common problems with Tillandsia 'Houston' Air Plant
Generally disease free, Slugs & snails can be a problem if placed outside in summer. They can also suffer from aphids & mealybugs.
How to harvest Tillandsia 'Houston' Air Plant
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Tillandsia 'Houston' Air Plant
Place the plant in a bowl of water for two or three hours to hydrate it. Gently spread the leaves of the plant to reveal the pups at its base. Separate the pups from the parent plant by gently pulling the plants apart at the base. Put the pups into the bowl of water as you separate them from the parent plant. Mist the pups each day, in the morning or early afternoon. Tillandsias are nocturnal and respire at night, which means they breathe in carbon dioxide at night. If the leaves are covered with a film of water, they cannot absorb the gas from the air.