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Tillandsia - Variabilis


Description: Tillandsia Variabilis is native to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Oaxaca, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan, Venezuela, Puebla, Colombia, West Indies and South Florida. The plant's foliage is long, thin and bright green in colour. If subject to high light conditions it will develop red colourations through the leaves. The plant develops a long inflorescence spike which produces lavender / blue flowers. This plant pollinates easily and produces hundreds of seeds! Because of this, the plant is often grown from seed in cultivation. 

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.


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