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Description: Tillandsia Duratii v. Saxatilas ex. Gruber. This form will flower in May (Autumn).
Tillandsia Duratii is native to Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. It grows in dry forests, attached to trees, shrubs, and rocks in both full sun and shade. The plant grows at a large range of altitudes from 200 to 3000m (depending on the variety). This is a caulescent (step growing) species which rarely produces roots, and will use its rigid, curling leaves to twist around, and attach itself to it's host. As the newer leaves form from the center of the plant, the older leaves will start to bend downwards to form a "skirt" like appearance. This plant develops a long, thin inflorescence spike which will produce lavender, highly fragrant flowers.
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.