Tillandsia Bandensis "Comes from Banda Oriental, Chaîne de montagne en Uruguay."
Plante Tillandsia Bandensis
Particularities of the plant :
It produces many shoots: one quickly obtains beautiful tufts which make one think of lavender.
Its blue flowers give off a bewitching scent.
Size of the Tillandsia :
Size M : about 12 cm.
The Tillandsia Bandensis measures about 12 cm.
Flowers of the Tillandsia Bandensis :
The bract is quite long and fine.
The flowers are blue. They are very fragrant especially in the evening.
Distribution of Bandensis :
Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
Habitat of the plant:
It clings to trees between 300 and 2000 m of altitude.
Cultivation method of the Tillandsias :
When hanging, it can be placed or fixed in a luminous place.
If you have the possibility, it will appreciate being put outdoors in the 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 as the advice is to be adapted to your environment.
Moderate to warm.
To be careful, if they are outside, bring them in n below 10 - 12°C.
It needs a luminous environment.
Watering of the Tillandsia :
In summer, spray every 2-3 days. If it is very hot, spray twice a week.
In winter, spray every 7 days. Be careful, if there is a lot of heat, you will need to spray more often.
Maintenance of the Tillandsia
No need to spray, except in dry summer (spray as indoors).
Use mineral water.
Every 10 days in summer, every 3 weeks in winter, dilute orchid fertiliser in the watering water (one part fertiliser to 3 parts mineral water).
It is a plant that needs to be well ventilated, it must dry quickly especially if it is in clumps.
Decoration and gift ideas
Like all epiphytic plants, it lives without soil and the possibilities for decoration are endless.
They can therefore be placed in hanging gardens, fixed to a plant wall, or placed in Zen gardens or shells for example for Zen decoration.
As the "filles de l'air" are rootless, they can be placed wherever you want, fixed on fishing nets, frames, vine stocks 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 exotic pods and seeds from the forest or mobiles to create fairy-tale decorations on créa-land.com.