Tillandsia (sometimes they are also called Kykatka) are interesting air plants in English airplants, which belong to the family of bromeliad plants. They live only from air and atmospheric moisture, which they absorb with their leaves. They grow attached to trees, bushes, even rocks, but not as parasites, but as epiphytes. This means that they only live on the plant, but do not take any nutrients from it. They come from subtropical and tropical South and Central America and the southern part of North America, elsewhere they are grown as houseplants. Cultivating tillandsias is undemanding, they do not need any pot or substrate. They look great in all kinds of terrariums, tied to a wooden base, bark, in pots, we can attach them to a snail shell or a seashell, there are no limits to imagination.
Difficulty: For beginners
Cleans the air: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
Plant size: 10-15 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
- If the inside of the plant does not dry out when soaked in water, it can start to rot.
- If the plant is blooming, don't water it, it's just growing during that time. The flowers are delicate and susceptible to manipulation.
- If the plant is twisted, very pale, gray to brown, it needs to be saturated with water.
- The lower leaves sometimes dry out and turn brown - this is normal and nothing to worry about, just pluck them off gently.