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Tillandsia Ionantha Druid

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Assorted Air plants. Approx size 100mm

Description:
Air plants (tillandsias) belong to the family of plants called bromeliads. There are close to 650 species and they often have unique structures and dazzling flowers when in bloom. They are living wonders of nature and have evolved with the remarkable ability of being able to capture all their water and nutrients through tiny scales on the leaf surface. Although they produce roots, these are primarily used to secure themselves and they can often be seen dangling from tree branches, power lines and cliff faces. Because of this, they can literally live off the air and hence their name. In fact, planting them in soil will eventually kill them!

Light Requirements:

Air plants do best with at least a few hours of bright, indirect sun daily. Placement within 1 to 3 feet of an east- or west-facing window, or within a foot or two of an artificial light source is ideal. If you keep them well watered, they can have hotter, more direct sun and longer exposure. Avoid dimly lit locations.

Water Requirements:
Misting is perfect for plants inside globes or displays, and for people who like daily interaction with their plants. Mist three to seven times a week, depending on the type of plant, and try to wet all surfaces.

Dunking is good for plants that are attached to wood or freestanding, as well as those with dense or very curly leaves that are hard to mist thoroughly. Dip the whole plant briefly into a pan of water or a freshwater fish tank, or put under a running faucet.

Soaking helps revive dry plants. Submerge the whole plant for 1 to 3 hours. Use this method once a week or after a period of neglect.

After watering, shake out the excess so that no standing water remains in the center. Let plants dry in a well-ventilated place so they don't remain wet. Water more frequently in air conditioning, hot weather and desert climates, and less frequently in cool, cloudy weather. Tip: When "planting" avoid tucking them into moss that stays damp, which may cause air plants to rot.

Please note: 

You will receive the same or similar plant as shown in the picture and colours of plants can change according to the season or time of day. Size's can also vary after drying + packing so may appear a little different than from the photo shown.