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Tillandsia

Tillandsia intermedia

Air plant (Eng.)

Tillandsia intermedia is one of the most interesting tillandsias because it hangs upside down and although it produces basal offsets, it also grows them from the inflorescence itself. This means that over time it will cascade down into an ever larger and thicker clump. PLUS, it has an incredibly modern and attractive shape. The leaves can re-curve into circles that give this species such a whimsical appearance.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring

Harvesting

Not harvested

Propagation

Division
Remove pups when they reach 1/3 of the mother plant size.

Special features

Indoor plant
Can be grown indoors, but the three most important requirements are bright light, although not direct sun, good air circulation and water.

Geography

Origin
Central America, western Mexico

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Bromeliaceae
Flower colour
Pink / purple
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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