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Description: Tillandsia - Tenuifolia 'Frosted Purple' ex. PT. This plant flowers in December.
Keep in mind however, that grown under lower light conditions, these tend towards a bronze / green colour. Higher light conditions are needed to bring out the purple. The beautiful bloom is the same pink and white as the standard form. This plant has a caulescent growth habit and enjoys being mounted upside down so it can curl it's way up towards the sun. The plant is hardy and easy to grow, it is suggested that it can survive temperatures down to -3 degrees Celsius.
Tillandsia Tenuifolia Sp. is natively distributed to a wide region of areas from South Carolina, Florida and the Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Haiti) from Mexico to Salvador, as well as Northern Brazil, Peru, Venuzuela, Windward Islands, Surinam, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Surinam, Guyana, and French Guyana. In it's natural habitat it grows as an epiphyte at altitudes of over 2,700m.
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.