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Tillandsia - Tina Parr ex. CC


Description: Tillandsia Tina Parr is a hybrid of parentage T. Seleriana X T. Ionantha. It is a beautiful mix of the two parents, showing the bulbous base of T. Seleriana, at a much more compact size. The foliage is light green, succulent, and has a thick coating of Trichomes which give it a frosted look. This plant has a short, compact inflorescence, which does not extend past the leaves (unlike it's T. Seleriana parent), and produces purple, tubular flowers. The original hybrid is thought to have been created by Paul Isley, however there have been a few remakes of this hybrid (similar to T. Victoria), so there are quite a few variations which have been sold under the same name over the years. This plant will flower in May (Autumn). 

Position: We do not recommend keeping this plant indoors. They should receive bright, indirect sunlight, and very good airflow. We recommend mounting this species, in positions such as under a tree, in a shade-house, or in a covered outdoor area such as a deck or patio.  When positioning outdoors in colder states, protection from frost is required, so keep this in mind.

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.