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Tillandsia - Seleriana

$150.00

Description: Tillandsia Seleriana is native to Mexico and Honduras where it grows epiphytically at altitudes of 250-1,600m. This plant is one of the most extreme of the bulbous type Tillandsia just due to it's sheer size. The base of the plant can grow to 10cm in diameter and it will often reach sizes of 30-40cm in height! As the plant matures the base begins to bloat out, and the leaves grow in layers somewhat similar to an onion, with the newer leaves protruding from the center of the plant. The plant is grey / green in colour and is covered in a thick layer of Trichomes, giving it a frosted look. The plant produces a large branched inflorescence which is a pastel pink with purple, tubular flowers. Being a Xeric species, we recommend mounting this plant in a bright, dry position with good air flow. 

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.