Tillandsia - Kimberly

Description: Tillandsia Kimberly is a hybrid between two Tillandsia species from the subgenus Diaphoranthema. (T. Usneoides X T. Recurvata.) To our knowledge, this is the only hybrid between two species of this same miniature Tillandsia subgenus. This hybrid was created by Mark Dimmitt and for one of Paul's Daughters. T. Kimberly has long thin, silver leaves which trail down to form a wispy clump. The plant's flowers are fragrant and form on the end of a long stem. Like T. Usneoides the plant grows continuously, pupping and creating a large clump.

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.


Type: Air Plants


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