Air Plant, Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha - Plant

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About Air Plant

Tillandsia is either epiphytic (tree-dwelling) or lithophytic (rock-dwelling). They are extremely hardy air plants. Silvery-green leaves that deepen in color as they grow and extend; and an adorable round shape.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height3.5 inch (9 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Air plant
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 cm
Flower Colour Not defined
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • They can survive with water misting.
  • Provided the atmosphere should not too dry.
  • Use mist twice to thrice a week in summer and once a fortnight in cooler weather.
  • Run them under a bit of water if they appear to be particularly dry.
  • Keep in bright indirect sunlight.
  • Spray the fertilizer on the whole plant.
  • 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 Ionantha 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 Partial sunlight, Partial shade
    Watering Average water
    Soil Not required
    Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
    Fertilizer Spray organic fertilizer.

    Air Plant special feature

    Air Plants get the majority of their nutrients from the air.

    Air Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the decoration 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 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 growing plants.

    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.



    Reviews

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    Umesh Uttamraw Khairmode

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    I really impressed with live plant I purchased online from nurserylive, the packaging was superb.. Thanks

    Pavan Chowdary Maganti

    Sunday, 23 February 2020

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    Dhiraj Gome
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