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Tillandsia Ionantha 'Air Plant' & Terracotta Pot
Tillandsia Ionantha 'Air Plant' & Terracotta Pot
Tillandsia Ionantha 'Air Plant' & Terracotta Pot
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Tillandsia Ionantha 'Air Plant' & Terracotta Pot

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Pot size (diameter): 5 cm, Approx Height: 10 cm.

These are plants come with an adorable teeny terracotta pot! They are not planted in soil so you can easily remove them from the pot to give them their weekly soak.

There are more than 500 species of Tillandsia in the Bromeliad family, most are epiphytes (sold as 'Air Plants'). 

Epiphytes are organisms that grow on the surface of other plants and source moisture and nutrients from the air & rain.

These plants are used to growing on the sides of trees as epiphytes and won't appreciate their roots staying damp for too long. They also lots of bright light to thrive.

Please note that these plants are incredibly prone to crispy tips, as per the photographed example, this is pretty hard to avoid unless you keep your plant in a constantly very high humidity.

Care:

Light: Bright indirect light will promote the best growth. The brighter spot you place it in, the higher humidity your plant will need so that it doesn't dry out and get crispy tips.

Water: Soak your Air Plant  in room temperature every 1/2 weeks depending on how much light it's getting. Soak the plant for 5 - 10 mins, after soaking shake off any excess water and allow them to drip dry on a towel upside down. If your Air Plant stays wet for too long it couldn't cause rot.

You will need to do this less often in the winter months.

Food: Use either a heavily diluted houseplant fertiliser or an Air Plant specific fertiliser a few times a year. 

Humidity: Will usually tolerate normal home humidity but prefers a more humid environment. Will not tolerate dry air.


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