Tillandsia Air Plants at Division
At our Division location (9000 SE Division) where we have the largest supply of houseplants, you'll find a new display of Air Plants (Tillandsia) and terrariums. We just received a new, large shipment of Tillandsia and we couldn't resist putting them on display!
Tillandsias need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are mainly used as anchors. Propagation is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could yield up to a dozen pups. Offsets can be separated when about 2/3 the size of their mother to encourage a new colony.
Most Tillandsias are adaptive and hardy enough to be grown indoors with adequate lighting and care, with most types not requiring any soil or such planting medium. Many enthusiasts may attach these plants to other objects. Indoor grown Tillandsias generally need to be watered about 1-3 times a week, often by spraying the plant, and occasional feeding with watered down orchid fertilizer. Depending on the species, regular dunking in water may be essential to maintaining their health as well. However, in nature, Airplants get plenty of air movement to help them dry fast enough, for they are highly susceptible to mold and decay otherwise.
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Container Design for March
Designed using these plants:
1. Dicentra s. ‘Alba’
2. Ranunculus asiaticus
3. Acorus g. ‘Ogon’
4. Oxalis regnellii
5. Selaginella kraussiana
6. Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’
7. Soleirolia s. ‘Aurea’