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Description: Tillandsia Old Man’s Gold is a stunning hybrid of T. Crocata and T. Usneoides created by B. Holm. This hybrid was first imported to Australia under the parentage in 2006. It was then named with a reference to it's pollen parent Usneoides, aka "Old Man's Beard'. The plants foliage is similar to that of T. Crocata, being long, thin, channeled and coated with a thick layer of fuzzy silver trichomes. This plant flowers freely and is a good mix of the best attributes from each parent. It has a large yellow flower (similar to that of T. Crocata) which is heavily fragrant.
You will be receiving one strand as seen in the last photo.
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 indoors 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.