Tillandsia Tricolour - Air Plant

SKU: MYBG-TILL-BRAC
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Rs.370

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Medium

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

No

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Indoor Filtered Light,Indoor Interior

Genus

Tillandsia

Product Description

The Tillandsia Xerographica is a stunning air plant. It has light, mossy green coloring, and gently flocked leaves.

Tillandsia Tricolour

Family

Bromeliaceae

Origin

Central America and Mexico

Description

Tricolor air plant features sturdy, bright green leaves that grow vertically and outward from its bulbous, often brown-colored base. These leaves are waxy in texture and wide at the base, gradually narrowing into points at the ends. When in bloom, a Tricolor air plant s leaves will blush with gorgeous and bright hues of pink and purple, and a red and/or yellow bloom will appear and extend beyond the leaves.

In its native habitat, this species is pollinated by hummingbirds. Locally, it is visited by sunbirds.

Environment

It likes warmer, humid conditions but will do just fine in a dryer environment with regular misting. Do not allow water to collect in the leaf bases as this will cause the plants to rot. Soak the plant for around 30 min in water every week .

Good ventilation is a must. Feed with dilute liquid fertilizer fortnightly.

Landscape Uses

Ornamental plants which are great for attracting birds.

Air plants are unique - they Don't need soil, absorbing water and nutrients through scales on their leaves. Although caring for air plants is really easy, but if not done right it can quickly lead to the plant drying up.

Air plants need regular sprinkling of water on their leaves. However once a week, air plants need to be submerged in water. Take a big enough container and fully submerge your air plant for 3-4 hours. Once soaked, you need to dry them off completely! Hence shake them and put them on a soft towel. Place them under a bright spot for 2-3 hours so that there is no excess water on it. Make sure to dry them or air plants get a root rot very quickly.

Bright filtered or indirect light is ideal for air plants. Morning sun is healthy for the plants, however afternoon sun can quickly burn the leaves. Use a fertiliser once a month in the water when you soak the air plants to keep it healthy.

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