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Tillandsia - X Floridana ex. OM


Description: Tillandsia X Floridana is thought to be a natural hybrid of parentage T. Fasciculata v.  Densispica x T. Bartramii. As indicated in the name, this plant is native to the state of Florida, USA. It has been found by some growers (in Australia) to grow true to type from seed, which indicates it may be a species rather than a hybrid. This plant has many long (up to 60cm in length), stiff leaves which are erect or slightly spreading. The foliage is grey / green in colour which changes to brown at the base. T. Floridana develops a long inflorescence spike which is a dusty pink in colour, producing purple, tubular flowers.

Position: This species is quite versatile, we have had success with both mounting and potting this species (in a well draining potting mix). 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.