Tillandsia Filifolia "Leaf in the shape of threads"
Tillandsia Filifolia, graceful plant
Particularities of Tillandsia :
This Tillandsia is very elegant, very airy.
The leaves are thread-like, hence the name.
Size of the plant :
Size M: size about 12 cm
Size L : Size about 17 cm .
Size XL :
The Tillandsia Filifolia can reach 25 cm.
Flowers of Tillandsia Filifolia :
The bract is green and purple near the flowers.
The flowers are a refreshing blue.
Distribution of the plant :
Du Mexique au Costa Rica.
Habitat of the Tillandsia :
It clings to the trees between 100 and 2000 m above sea level.
How the plant is grown :
When hanging, simply place it or fix it in a semi-shaded place.
If you have the possibility, it will appreciate being put outside in the spring.
In Mediterranean regions, it can be grown outdoors all year round.
We advise you to read the care and growing tips HERE as the advice is to be adapted to your environment.
As a precaution, if they are outside, bring them in before the first frosts.
It needs a semi-shaded environment.
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 heat, you will need to spray more often.
Maintenance of Tillandsias
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 fertiliser in the irrigation water (one part fertiliser to 3 parts mineral water).
It is a plant that needs to be well ventilated, it must dry quickly.
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.
As the daughters of the air are rootless, they can be placed wherever you want, fixed 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 people use these tropical plants 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 rooms 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.