Tillandsia Funckiana "Dédiée à Funck"
Tillandsia Funckiana, soil-less plant
Characteristics of the plant :
This Tillandsia makes think of a small Christmas tree.
When flowering, the tips of its leaves turn red and its flower is red.
In nature, it is fertilized by fly birds.
Size of the Tillandisa :
Size M: size about 12 cm.currently in bunch.
The Tillandsia Funckiana can reach 15-20 cm.
Flowers of the Tillandsia Funckiana :
The flowers grow in the heart of the plant, they are of a very deep red and very shiny.
Distribution of the plant:
Habitat of the Tillandsia :
It clings to dry rocks exposed to the sun.
Mode of culture of the plant:
In suspension, it is enough to deposit it or to fix it in a sunny or very luminous place.
If you have the possibility, it will appreciate being put outside in spring.
In Mediterranean regions, it can be grown outdoors all year round.
Care of Tillandsia
We advise you to read the care and growing tips HERE because the tips are to be adapted to your environment.
As a precaution, if they are outside, bring them inside before the first frosts.
It needs a sunny or, failing that, very bright environment.
Outside, even if it likes the sun, avoid exposing it to the harshest weather.
Watering the Tillandsia :
In summer, spray every 7 days. If it is very hot, spray twice a week.
In winter, spray every 15 days. Be careful, if there is a lot of heating, it will be necessary to vaporize more often.
Maintenance of Tillandsia
No need to spray, except in dry summer (spray as indoors).
Use mineral water.
Every fortnight in summer, once a month in winter, dilute orchid fertilizer in the watering water (one volume of fertilizer for 3 volumes of mineral water).
It is a plant that needs to be well ventilated, it must dry quickly.
Decoration ideas, gift ideas
Like all epiphytic plants, it lives without soil, the possibilities of decoration are countless.
They can therefore be placed in hanging gardens, fixed on a plant wall, or placed in Japanese gardens or shells for example for a Zen decoration.
As the air girls are rootless, you can put them wherever you want, fix them on fishing nets, frames, vines or even on driftwood.
The different varieties can be used to decorate the whole house: living rooms but also bathrooms for the varieties that like humidity very much.
Some use them to decorate terrariums and vivariums because they are not toxic for either humans or animals.
We also have many requests to decorate hotels, restaurants, guest rooms, wellness salons but also receptions, galas and weddings.
You will find on creativand.com exotic pods and seeds from the forest or mobiles to create fairy-tale decorations.