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Tillandsia

Tillandsia spp.

Airplants, Lugplante (Afr.)

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Tillandsia is the largest genus in the bromeliad family, containing approximately 650 of the over 2,500 species of bromeliads. Commonly known as air plants, they are found from jungle to rain forest to arid desert environments, from sea level to high mountain regions. Tillandsias are perennial, evergreen flowering plants from South America and the West Indies. Usually the thinner the leaf, the more water is needed. Always water your air plants in the morning and make sure to shake off any excess water before setting them out to dry.

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Not usually harvested

Propagation

Division
Break off a piece of the plant to grow in a new spot, division is best in spring.

Special features

Pot plant
Use a airy medium like bark or sand and hang up for best effect.
Hedge plant
Beautiful screens or çurtains are made from Tillandsias. Use a frame of wire or rope and allow them to grow undisturb for a long time.

Geography

Origin
Southern America and the West Indies Islands
Natural climate
Temperate, Sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Air
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
Grown for their beautiful foliage and flowers.

Personality

Family
Bromeliaceae
Flower colour
, Purples, Pink, Red, Blue
Scent
None

Problems

Vulnerable to aphids while flowering.
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

Companion plants

Mostly planted on their own.

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