Tillandsia x disticha - Airplant

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Tillandsia x disticha - Airplant

Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

Tillandsia disticha is native to Peru, Equador and Columbia where it grows in dry forests on trees and rocks. The plant has a bulbous base with wide sheathed foliage (at the base) which tapers towards the top, giving the foliage a grassy appearance. The foliage is grey at the base sheaths (with dark edging), and then tapers to a light green. This species develops a long, thin, yellow inflorescence spike which produces small, yellow flowers with a soft, sweet fragrance. After flowering the plant with produce pups from the base on stolons (stems).
Tillandsias, called by some the world's most unusual airplants, are a delightful addition to any greenhouse. They are easy to care for, exotic to look at, and interesting to study. Tillandsias have developed the ability to take all their food and water through specially designed cells on their leaves and therefore can exist without any roots for ever. Roots are used by most species to attach themselves and nothing more. Tillandsias can grow in places no other plants can survive including electrical cable on power lines. They prefer light airy conditions and daily misting in areas of low humidity.
Kept as a houseplant, Tillandsias can be added to a glass terrarium or a sea shell planter. They are commonly attached to a piece of wood or hung from a wire air plant display. Can also be grown in containers if you use orchid mix.

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4-6" plant
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