Free Express Postage on all orders Over $100!
Description: Tillandsia Tricholepsis is a wonderfully trailing plant, creating clumps of many green / grey, scaly looking stems. This plant is a miniature Tillandsia species from subgenus, Diaphoranthema. Like all the other Tillandsia from this subgenus, T. Tricholepsis is self pollinating, producing tiny yellowish colour flowers. This is the reason why this species forms seed pods so readily, and will often disperse its seed onto the surfaces surrounding it. T. Tricholepsis is native to Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. We have found this species thrives when mounted upside down so it can curl up towards the sun.
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.