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Tillandsia - Bergeri


Description: Tillandsia Bergeri is endemic to Buenos Aires (Argentina) where it grows on steep rock faces at an elevation of 1000m. The plant's foliage is stiff, green / grey in colour and forms a compact rosette, similar to that of T. Aeranthos. It is often referred to as the "mad pupper" as it can produce pups year round, unlike most Tillandsia which will only pup after flowering. Because of this, T. Bergeri does not flower every year and will often put it's energy into producing pups instead. The plant's inflorescence is a pale pink, and produces flowers which are a washed out blue / violet colour with white in the center. 

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.