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Tillandsia - Lorentziana


Description: Tillandsia Lorentziana is native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia where it grows both saxicolous and epiphytic at altitudes of 600 to 2,400m. This plant has long, thin, leaves which are silver and have a velvet like feel to them due to the coarse trichomes on it's surface. The plant will produce a tall, cherry coloured inflorescence which is a stunning contrast against the white leaves. The plants flowers are small and white. Being a Xeric species we recommend mounting this plant in a bright, dry position with good air flow.

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.