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Tillandsia - Jonesii


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You will receive a single plant. 

Description: Tillandsia Jonesii is named after Dr. Jones Caladas da Silva, an eminent Medical Practitioner, as well as collector and producer of bromeliads. Being from Brazil, the true pronunciation of the name is most likely "Ho-ness-ee-eye". In it's natural habitat, this species can be found growing on exposed rock faces, forming large clusters. This plant is similar in appearance to T. Aeranthos, although the colour is a striking bronze. The plant produces a pink inflorescence spike with pale blue / purple flowers. This species is easy to grow, flowering often (between July and September), and will quickly form a large cluster. 

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.