Commonly known as air plants, they are found from jungle and rain forest to arid desert environments. Xerographica is the most stunning of the Tillandsia species. Often called the King of the Tillandsias, these hearty, low maintenance plants use their root systems to attach themselves to trees or rocks and absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves. These large plants are perfect for DIY projects, home decor, or a great alternative for bridal bouquets and floral arrangements.
Width is 8 in- 10 in Easy care, low maintenance
Plants can thrive under artificial light
Individual or Pack of 6
TILLANDSIA AIRPLANT CARE. Tillandsias, also known by their common name air plants, are the coolest members of the bromeliad family. They can survive on their own without being planted in soil. But that does not mean they do not need some TLC every now and then. Do Tillandsias need water. These plants do not live entirely on air. They hail from a hot, rainy environment and still need plenty of moisture to thrive. There are a variety of acceptable methods for watering your Tillandsias. You can give them a thorough rinsing under running water, soak them in a water bath for 20 to 30 minutes, or heavily mist them with a spray bottle whatever is easiest for you. Be sure to shake off any excess water from the base and leaves and set them in a place with enough air circulation that will allow them to dry fully in a few hours. This routine should take place about two to three times per week, but Tillandsias are very forgiving so do not stress about their watering schedule. Theywill be totally fine for a week or more if you are going on vacation. Just give them a longer soak (about two hours) when you return.
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