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Tillandsia - flavoviolacia ex. CC


Description: Tillandsia flavoviolacia, formally known as T. Moonlight is a newly registered species. Originally the origins of this species were unknown, and it was speculated that it may be a schiedeana hybrid due to it's bicolour flowers (which are often seen in hybrids of this plant). These flowers are white at the top and change to a purple at the base of the petals. However it has now been registered as a species in its own right, collected in Northern Mexico. It's form is slender and upright, the foliage being green and relatively smooth compared to some other Tillandsia. 

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.