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Tillandsia - andreana ex. CC


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Description: Tillandsa andreana is rare in its natural habitat, found on the rock faces of Venezuela and Colombia.  It has thin, needle like leaves which shoot out from the centre to form it's characteristic ball shape. The tips of the leaves will blush a bright red when coming into bloom and will produce a coral red flower (almost identical to that of T. funckiana). This plant will form a large cluster soon after flowering. This plant can be cold sensitive, if you are from a colder region it is advised you order your plant in Spring or Summer so it has time to adapt to your climate. 

Position: We do not recommend keeping this plant indoors. They should receive bright, indirect sunlight, and good air flow. We recommend positions such as under a tree, in a shade-house, or in a covered outdoor area such as a deck or patio.  When positioning outdoors in colder states, protection from frost is required, so keep this in mind.

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.