Tillandsia is an epiphytic plant that lives in the crowns of trees


Tillandsia is an epiphytic plant that lives in the crowns of trees
Tillandsia is the most famous plant species of South and Central America. This epiphytic plant lives in the crowns of trees in humid tropical rainforests. It has a less developed root system (whose main task is to attach the plant somewhere). Narrow long leaves draw moisture and nutrients from the air.
Cultivation of this plant in a closed space means providing the conditions that the plant has in its natural habitat.
Unlike other indoor plants, Tillandsia is not planted in pots. It does best if attached to a stone or attached to a vine (because it feeds on leaves).
Tillandsia can be grown on the window, in the greenhouse or on the terrace.
In the summer, it is advisable to spray this plant with a room sprinkler with stagnant water or rain water twice a week. It is also necessary to feed the plant once a month with a mild solution of liquid fertilizer (that is, with a nutrient for leafy plants). In winter, the plant needs to be sprayed every 10 days. The plant needs moisture and an optimal temperature to survive during the winter. The most suitable temperature is from 15°C to 18°C.
Tillandsia is an unusual plant culture. There are at least 150 known species of this plant in nature. At the time of flowering, the spike part (flower) first grows from the middle of the lush leafy rosette. The flower can be green, purple, yellow or orange depending on the species.
Green flowers are mostly present in lowland parts of tropical and subtropical climates. Gray and silver tillandsias are present in dry mountain areas. The tufts are divided and thus the plants reproduce. A very beautiful and attractive arrangement can be made from any young plant. This arrangement will decorate any space and home.




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