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Description: Wallfussia 'Antonio' is a new variety we will be importing in 2021 (fingers crossed with COVID effects on freight).
This plant was originally created and tissue-cultured by Deroose Plants in 2010 under the name Tillandsia 'Antonio', however since then both parent plants have been reclassified. The parent Tillandsa Cyanea, has since been reclassified as Wallisia Cyanea and Tillandsia Platyrhachis was reclassified as Barfussia Platyrhachis. Thus, this plant was renamed as a "Wallfussia", being a hybrid of the two.
This species is a 'tank type', mesic Tillandsia. 'Mesic' from the Greek word for middle, refers to plants whose habitat has an average / moderate amount of rainfall and moisture (for example in tropical rainforests). This species thrives when grown in partial shade, watered well, and potted in a small pot of well draining potting mix.
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.