The Flowering Tillandsias are attractive and interesting members of the Pineapple family otherwise known as the bromeliad family. They are native in the southern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. Most Tillandsias grow on trees or rocks without soil. They receive all their water and nutrients through scales on their leaves called trichomes. In nature, nutrients are provided by decaying leaves, dust, or insect matter. Their wire like roots are used for anchoring only.
The Tillandsia likes bright light but not direct sunlight. A shaded patio or near a bright window in the house. The plants blooms have striking like purple flowers and it must be kept from severe cold. It likes fresh air from time to time. Wet your plant 1-2 times a week. A humidity/drip tray can be used to help provide humidity.
- 3 years old, 10" tall.
- Multiple plants potted in a ceramic bonsai container.
- Recommended flowering bonsai tree, grown and trained by Bonsai Boy.
- Suitable Humidity/drip tray is recommended. To purchase add $6.95