About Air Plant
The Tillandsia Bulbosa truly is a dark beauty of an air plant. It features lovely tendrils that are a gorgeous shade of deep green that appear to move and wave as you admire it. The Tillandsia Bulbosa is a beautiful addition to any home or office.
Its leaves are flat and form a fun bulbous shape at its base, and wind out to its long outstretched arms. Its base leaves are often highlighted with a lovely shade of plum and will produce a bright red bloom and brights violet petals when it flowers.After the Bulbosa has flowered, it will produce plant babies called Pups.Pups should not be removed until it is half to two-thirds the size of its mother.
|Plant Height||3 inch (8 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||2 inch (5 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Tillandsia|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Up to 10 cm|
|Flower Colour ||Violet or purple|
|Bloom Time ||Not defined|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careSpray water once a week and keep away from direct sunlight. Place your air plants near a window. Air plants prefer warm temperatures around 15 to 30 degree Celsius. Provide Ample Air Circulation. Providing artificial lighting is helpful if your plants lack a bright corner, in the house.
Air Plant care
You can propagate tillandsia from seed, but it takes two to four years to grow the plant to a suitable size for enjoyment. The best way to propagate tillandsia is through the division of the offsets, or pups. The time to do the task is during the morning hours or early afternoon. It thrives in warm, humid conditions but will do just fine in dry, desert-like environments with regular mistings.
You can also run them under a bit of water if they appear to be particularly dry. It thrives with indirect sunlight. All day direct sunlight will lead to the plant over-drying and the tips burning. The Tillandsia does not require any soakings, only mistings 2-3 times a week, more often in hot and dry conditions like that of in the desert. It also loves fluorescent lighting making them ideal for office environments.
|Sunlight ||Indirect sunlight|
|Watering ||The Tillandsia does not require any soakings, only mistings once a week, more often in hot and dry conditions|
|Temperature ||15 to 30 degree Celsius|
|Fertilizer ||No need of fertilizers|
Air Plant special feature
Air plants are hardy, vibrant and incredible which can survive without soil and very less water.
Air Plant uses
- This mesmerizing air plants will be an excellent piece you can keep to increase the beauty of your home, office, etc
Frequently Asked Questions
Do air plants grow bigger?
Yes, air plant will grow bigger but at a very slow speed. The size will vary with variety and species. However, they will not grow much bigger like shrubs or trees.
Can air plants live in low light?
Air plants can live in a natural indirect or artificial direct bright light.
Do air plants flower?
Yes, air plants are flowering plants.
When to water air plants?
Air plants love moist and humid air around them. Spray water on them once in a week or twice a week in summer months. You can also soak them in water for 5 min once a week, but make sure to let all the water drain out.
Where do air plants grow naturally?
Air plants are native to West indies, Mexico, and much of Central and South America. Air plants grow naturally in tree trunks, mostly in rain forests. They generally grow at the joints of two tree branches where they can get sufficient rain water for their growth.
Can air plants be in direct sunlight?
No grow your air plants in indirect bright light and protect from direct sunlight.
Is air plant a succulent?
No Air plants are not succulents.
Can air plants live in water?
Air plants require water for its growth and high humidity but they can not live in water.
How do air plants reproduce?
Air plants reproduce through seeds and offsets/pups.
Are air plants real?
Yes, air plants are real.
How often should air plants be watered?
Air plants should be watered once a week or twice a week during summer. However, it also depends on the local climatic conditions.
Are air plants toxic?
No, air plants are not toxic.
Does air plant need water?
Yes, air plants require water for their growth. Soak or mist them weekly or twice a week.
Do air plants have roots?
Yes, air plants do have roots.
Where do air plants grow?
Air plants can grow at any cool spot with high humidity, and receiving indirect bright light.
Are air plants bromeliads?
No they are not Bromeliads.
Can air plants die?
Yes, they can die if care is neglected for long.
Can air plants grow in soil?
They do not require soil for their growth.Air plants can absorb moisture and nutrients through trichome on their leaves.
When do air plants bloom?
Air plant blooming depends on the growing environment, type and age of the plant. As air plant bloom only once during their lifetime they are particular about investing their energy for blooming.
Sunday, 15 March 2020
"I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Attractive plants for pot culture
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