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Tillandsia

Tillandsia spp.

Tillandsias are a genus of 650 perennial, evergreen flowering plants from South America and West Indies. Some have adapted to grow in trees in rainforests or swamps while others are from rocks or deserts, often without soil and thus often referred to as airplants. Usually the thinner the leaf, the more water needed!

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Not usually harvested

Propagation

Division
Break off a piece of the plant to grow in a new spot.

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

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Bromeliaceae
Flower colour
pink, blue, purple and red
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

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