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Description: Tillandsia Poor Ixy is a hybrid of parentage T. Ixioides X T. Stricta, which was imported by Peter Tristram from the USA in the 70's. This hybrid grows to 20cm in diameter, the foliage is soft and silver, with a layer of coarse trichomes coating it's surface. It develops a pastel pink inflorescence with bluish, grey flowers. It is thought there may be two clones: Poor Ixy and Poor Ixy Blue, one with pale yellow flowers and one with bluish, grey flowers. We find this species clumps well after flowering.
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.