Tillandsia - Pseudobaileyi “Mystery X”

Description: Tillandsia Pseudobaileyi is another of the sort after "bulbous" style Tillandsia varieties. It has long, rigid, twisted leaves which are have a wire like resemblance. The leaves are mostly green in colour and have very fine dark lines which run up vertically from the base. The plants produces a short inflorescence spike with pink bracts and purple petaled flowers. These plants grow quite large and after flowering they will produce offsets from the base. 

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.

 

 


Type: Air Plants


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