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3 Large Tillandsia Air Plant Variety Pack

3 Large Tillandsia Air Plant Variety Pack

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Includes:

3 Large Air Plant Tillandsias. 1 Bulbosa, 1 Juncea, and 1 Butzii that are all around 3-5 Inches large.

Botanical Name:

  • Tillandsia xerographica

Common Names:

  • Large Tillandsia Air Plant
  • King of Air Plants

Description: The Large Tillandsia Air Plant, scientifically known as Tillandsia xerographica, is a striking and robust epiphyte native to Central America and Mexico. This plant is renowned for its large, silvery-green rosette of thick, curled leaves that can span up to 3 feet in diameter. Tillandsia xerographica is often referred to as the "King of Air Plants" due to its impressive size and majestic appearance. Unlike most plants, Tillandsia absorbs water and nutrients through its leaves rather than roots, making it a unique and low-maintenance addition to any plant collection.

Care Instructions:

Light:

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to dry out. Indoor plants thrive near bright windows or under fluorescent lighting.

Water:

  • Mist the plant 2-3 times a week, ensuring it gets enough moisture without being waterlogged. Alternatively, soak the plant in water for 20-30 minutes once a week, then shake off excess water and let it dry completely before placing it back in its display.

Humidity:

  • Thrives in moderate to high humidity environments. If the air is very dry, increase humidity by misting more frequently or using a humidifier.

Temperature:

  • Prefers temperatures between 50°F and 90°F (10°C - 32°C). Protect from frost and avoid placing near drafts or heating vents.

Soil:

  • No soil is required, as Large Tillandsia Air Plants are epiphytes and absorb nutrients and moisture through their leaves.

Fertilizer:

  • Feed with a diluted, water-soluble fertilizer designed for air plants or bromeliads once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).

Pruning:

  • Remove any dead or dried leaves to maintain appearance and encourage new growth.

Styling Tips:

  • Centerpiece: Use the Large Tillandsia Air Plant as a centerpiece in a decorative bowl or on a table. Its impressive size and unique appearance make it a stunning focal point.
  • Wall Displays: Mount the plant on a piece of driftwood, in a wall-mounted holder, or in a frame to create living wall art. Its large, sculptural form adds a dramatic touch to vertical spaces.
  • Terrariums: Place Tillandsia xerographica in large glass terrariums with other air plants, mosses, and decorative elements like stones and shells. This creates a captivating, self-contained ecosystem.
  • Hanging Ornaments: Display the plant in a hanging glass orb or macramé holder to add greenery to your home. Its size makes it a striking addition to any hanging display.
  • Mixed Planting: Combine with other large air plants or succulents to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden. The variety of shapes and sizes can enhance any plant display.

The Large Tillandsia Air Plant, with its impressive size and unique foliage, is a standout addition to any plant collection. Its low-maintenance nature and versatile styling options make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of greenery to their spaces.

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