Air Plant, Tillandsia Red - Plant
Description for Air Plant, Tillandsia Red
Aerophytes or air plants, which have no roots are annual or perennial. Most species absorb moisture and nutrients through the leaves from rain, dew, dust, decaying leaves and insect matter, aided by structures called trichomes. The plant will start producing offsets (Pups), most plants will produce between 2 - 8 pups.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Airplant, Tillandsia Aerophyte, Tillandsias||Varies||Winter, Summer||Up to 10 inches||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
You can keep them indoors in fluorescent light. Mount plants on almost anything. You can also hang them. As the plant does not need soil you can place them in an empty pot. They love indirect sunlight and you can keep them in a bathroom as well.
|Bright, filtered light||NA||Low||10 to 32 degrees C||Use Bromeliads or Orchid fertilizers.|
Caring for Air Plant
- Water your plant when you first receive it by soaking 20-30 minutes.
- They are sensitive to frost so avoid keeping in minus temperatures.
- If you are growing them indoors and the air is dry, you will need to submerge the plant in water at least for 2-3 hours about every two weeks.
- You can fertilize by adding a pinch of fertilizer to your mister.
- If you are keeping the plant in a glass globe then avoid direct contact with the sunlight.
- Let the plant dry before keeping in a glass globe.
Typical uses of Air Plant
Special features: It fixes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen in the night.
Culinary use: NA
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