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Description: Tillandsia White Star is a stunning hybrid of T. Ixioides and T. Recurvifolia. As the name suggests, it has a star like structure (like its seed parent T. Ixioides), as well as the thick layer of silver trichomes coating it's surface. It has very rigid, succulent leaves and produces a beautiful, bright pink inflorescence with pale yellow flowers. Being a hybrid, this plant can grow much larger than either of it's parent species. Being a Xeric species, we have found it enjoys very bright, dry conditions with good air flow. This plant will flower in May (Autumn).
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.