Tillandsia Arrangement 2 - Plant

Tillandsia 
Tillandsia Arrangement 2

Houseplant décor with a difference!

This unique Tillandsia table arrangement will look just wonderful in your home! A decorative piece of wood forms the base for this ready-made Tillandsia arrangement. All you need to do is water the plant (spray it) and place it somewhere prominent. Ready-made and ready to view and enjoy this unusually graceful Tillandsia arrangement! Tillandia ionantha turns red during flowering, then reverts to green after flowering is over.
This cute miniature plant is a member of the popular bromeliad family and can be found on the branches of giant trees in tropical rainforests. The water is absorbed by the leaves of this pretty little bromeliad. Order now and look forward to the enjoyment you will get from this exceptional piece of houseplant decor.
 
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  • Planting
  • Spray the leaves of your plant with rainwater immediately upon receipt. If you do not have any rainwater to hand place the pot under the tap and trickle some warm (room temperature) water over the plant, the water should not be cold.
    Stand the whole arrangement in a warm, fairly light spot, but keep it away from direct sunlight. The lighter the spot, the longer the plant will stay red.
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  • Care
  • Tillandsia is an easy to grow houseplant requiring little or no maintenance. Spray the plant, preferably with rainwater at room temperature. In the summer it will appreciate being stood outside on the patio during a summer shower.
    Feeding the plant is not strictly necessary but if you want it to grow bigger, would certainly help. A liquid feed is recommended in this case - just spray as watering. There is a special Tillandsia feed but you can also use standard houseplant fertiliser, diluted 1:4 with rainwater. A temperature of between 16° and 24°C is perfect for Tillandsia.
    Tillandsia ionantha will turn a beautiful red colour just prior to flowering. The plant requires direct sunlight to flower again. It is a little more difficult to get other varieties to flower a second time.
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  • Specifics
  • Exceptional and unusual, Tillandsia can be found growing on the branches of giant trees in tropical rainforests. The high degree of humidity in the tropics is sufficient to keep the plant thriving - water and minerals are absorbed through the leaves of this pretty little plant.
    Tillandsia roots are more for support than sustenance and are used to hold the plant to the tree. This lovely tillandsia can tolerate the dry air of our living rooms. Tillandsia and other bromeliads are often used in a terrarium or palludarium.
    Tillandsia is part of the Bromeliaceae (bromeliads) family, which is a very extensive tropical plant family that includes many varieties in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many of these grow directly on trees (epiphytic). Pineapples are one of the most well-known varieties of bromeliad!
    All Bromeliads are beautiful and very striking houseplants for the home. This variety is not like most tube rosettes that collect water it grows little structures called trichomes on the leaves that collect all necessary moisture and nutrients from the surrounding air.
    Just prior to flowering, your Tillandsia ionantha will turn red and stay red for months on end. The actual flowers are purplish-blue and stay visible for several weeks.
    This variety, Tillansdia ionantha can flower repeatedly, unlike many other varieties of bromeliad. The plant makes new shoots after flowering and these shoots will then, under ideal circumstances, also flower.
     
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Tillandsia  
    Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference partial sun ,  full shade
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height10 - 15 cm
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