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Tillandsia - Edithae ‘Bolivia’ ex. PT NEW


Description: Tillandsia Edithae is special due to the fact it is one of the only Tillandsias with Coral flowers. This is a cliff dwelling species which grows at altitudes up to 2,700m in Sorata, Bolivia. This plant is a caulescent (stem-growing) species which will produce many adventitious offsets along it's back-stem to eventually form a large hanging cluster. The plant's foliage is thick and leathery, varying in colour from silver to shades of grey / green which blush with maroon. T. Edithae is generally reluctant to flower, however you will be rewarded with a bright red inflorescence and coral flowers! This plant enjoys bright light and needs to dry quickly after watering. 

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.