Tillandsia - Recurvata

Description: Tillandsia Recurvata, also referred to as "Ball Moss" is native to the southern U.S. where it stretches from Florida to Arizona. This plant has long, thin, whisping foliage which ranges from green to silver in colour. The plant is a prolific grower and will often self-pollinate, initiating little clumps of seedlings on the surfaces of it's own leaves or on the surfaces surrounding it. It grows well epiphytically in a range of conditions, but favours high light, humidity and good air flow. The plant has tiny flowers which grow on a  long, thin stem and are mauve / purple in colour. 

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.

 


Type: Air Plants



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