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Tillandsia - Schiedeana


Description: Tillandsia Schiedeana has green / grey, long, thin leaves that are rigid and stick out straight from the centre of the plant, giving it a spider like aesthetic. When in bloom it has a cherry red flower spike with bright yellow, tubular flowers.  T. Schiedeana is described as a saxicolous species, meaning that it thrives growing on the surfaces of rocks and cacti. This species is native to Central America, Mexico, Venezuela, West Indies, and Colombia. It is an extremely hardy species, which clumps quickly and easily grows from seed. 

Position: They should receive bright, indirect sunlight. Indoors, an east or west facing window area is ideal. Outdoors under partially shaded conditions is fine but in the colder states protection from frost is required, so an undercover or indoor area is more appropriate. 

Watering: As a general rule, a plant in a hot position will require watering every 2-3 days. In a dark, humid environment watering once per week can often be adequate. This can be achieved by misting or dunking the plant. If outdoors, a hose can be used. When dunking a plant, leave submerged in a bowl of water for 10-20 minutes before shaking off excess water. Air plants love to dry out completely between each watering and must never have water sitting at their base as this will cause the plant to rot.

Fertilisation: We recommend fertilising your Air Plants once a fortnight in the warmer months and once a month through winter. We sell Air Plant Fertiliser in our "Decor" section and this bottle can be diluted to create 1L of fertiliser.

Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape depending on the season. Flowering plants are sent when available.

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