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How to take care of your Tillandsia


Tillandsias are really resistant plants that can survive for long periods without water but that doesn’t mean they don’t need it.
If you forget to spray them for more than two weeks it will be possible to save it with water and love.
In particular, each Tillandsia needs a different care. Look for you air plant on our website or in the blog and you will find all the information about it.

Careful: Don’t exaggerate with too much watering, especially during the Winter when there is less light.
Remember: if there is “little light” = give “little water”
Important: after the “watering”, the air plant needs to dry out quickly in an airy place.

Nope, Tillandsias live without soil thanks to their super powers (ability to absorb the nutrition directly from the atmosphere).

If you want a happy air plant, give it much light!

First of all ask yourself where do you live.
In the north or in the south? Is the sun strong in your country throughout the all year?
The general rule says: if your air plant is at home, a couple of hours of direct sunlight can be good.
If you decide to place your air plant outside, pick a spot in the shadow.
Observe your air plants, experiment and learn where she grows better.

The air plants that we sell come directly from the greenhouse and are happy and thriving.
But here’s what you can do if after some months your Tillandsia seems to not be in good shape:

1) Be sure it is Spring or Summer
2) Buy some manure for green or flowering plants that you can easily find at a supermarket
3) Check the recommended dose and dilute it at least 3 times (in order to avoid burns)
4) Immerse the plant for some minutes and then let it dry in an airy place.

Our plants come from a specialized greenhouse. The quality that we provide is excellent and in most cases fungicide won’t be necessary.
If you think that your air plant has a fungus problem you can buy a spray specific for roses and use it sparingly.

No! This is a legend and each time we hear that, our hearts bleed.
It derives from the local populations in Central and South America, who consider them invasive plants because they grow prosperously on tree tops and rocks.

Of course! But you will see it just once because air plants are monocarpic (that means they bloom once in their lifetime).
The flower can last from a week up to a month. Afterwards you will see new buds (baby plants) growing from its base.

Curiosities


Each plant has a different growing process but in general they are “slow” growing plants. Take care of them with love, light and water and they will do the rest.

Small buds will be identical to the mother plant and will need the same care.
If you prefer you can keep the “family” together or separate the bud once it is at least half size of the mother.

Tillandsias are strong plants and can keep you company for years if treated correctly.

Absolutely not! Some of them are picked up to be eaten so do not worry for your cat but make sure you leave it in a safe place.

It depends on the species but they generally grow on rocks at high altitude, clinging to trees or even on electric cables.
Central and South America are the most common areas to find them.

We suggest to keep your air plants inside while the temperature outside is below zero degrees, but also keep them away from direct heat.
Remember, they need light so find a good bright spot at home, especially if you live in the North and there are just few hours of daylight.

Yes, of course, as long as it receives light!

Yes, you can but your plant will be happier if you don’t.
If it is really necessary you can use normal warm glue (be careful not to touch the plant while the glue is still too hot) or a specific glue for grafts, used for plants and tree growing.


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