Tillandsia - Capitata ‘Giant Yellow’

Description: Tillandsia Capitata ‘Giant Yellow’ is a very popular form of the standard T. Capitata. It is thought this form was found and selected out of a batch of seed grown plants. This variety tends to grow much larger than standard forms (50-60cm tall) and the foliage is grey / green in colour. The plant will develop a long, bright yellow inflorescence spike with purple, tubular flowers.  We find this species thrives when potted in a small pot with a 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 "Décor" section and this bottle can be diluted to create 1L of fertiliser.

 

 


Type: Air Plants


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