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  • Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

air plant in a glass bottle

air plant in a glass bottle

Tillandsia abdita £14.99
£44.97 £39.97
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: these plants do not need to grow in compost!
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Glass bottle size: 16cm x 6cm

    Tillandsia abdita Gradually forming a rosette of slightly curled, slender leaves, which turn an intense shade of red as the plant is about to flower, this tillandsia is hailed as being one of the most brightly coloured varieties.

    Tillandsia ionantha This popular air plant forms a cluster of bristly silver-grey leaves, which take on a bright red flush as it comes into flower. In its native environment (tropical and subtropical forests), these tubular violet-purple flowers attract hummingbirds, but as they are relatively small and usually tucked into the central crown, they are usually pretty difficult to spot.

    Tillandsia multiflora The smooth green leaves of this great little air plant sometimes have a reddish flush, which becomes really quite pronounced when the plant is about to flower. It's primarily grown for this colourful foliage as the flowers are very small - but it is also incredibly easy and undemanding, which makes it perfect for the novice gardener.

  • Home care: These plants do need a humid environment to thrive, so a bright bathroom or steamy kitchen would be ideal. Misting with water a couple of times a week usually supplies sufficient water, although additional watering may be required in a dry hot environment. Remember to shake off any excess water though as they dislike overwatering and should never be allowed to sit in water for any length of time. If possible use rain water, especially in hard water areas, and never use water from a water softener.
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