Tillandsia Xerographica "Sec et peindre (évoque l'inflorescence qui semble dessinée aux pastels)"
Tillandsia Xerographica, soil-less plant
Characteristics of the plant :
Ideal for beginners.
Popular species, not very demanding, very resistant. It sprays extremely little.
This plant is THE Tillandsia par excellence. Very voluminous, its leaves are large and grey-green.
Its leaves curl up like a hair. It is absolutely magnificent.
Size of Tillandsia :
Size M : environ 30 cm.
Size L : environ 35 cm.
The Tillandsia Xerographica can be up to 1 m in diameter.
Flowers of Tillandsia Xerographica :
The bract is very bright pink, especially near the flowers.
The flowers are a very intense purple.
Distribution du Tillandsia :
Du sud du Mexique au Salvador.
Housing of the plant :growing method
It clings to the trees from 200 to 600 m above sea level.
When suspended, simply place it or fix it in a sunny 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 cultivation advice HERE as the advice is to be adapted to your environment.
Moderate to high.
As a precaution, if they are outside, bring them in before the first frosts.
It needs a sunny environment.
It tolerates full sun but expose it gradually.
watering of Tillandsia
In summer, spray every 3-4 weeks. If it is very hot, or out in the sun, spray once a week (if it is not raining).
In winter, spray every 6 weeks. Be careful, if there is a lot of heating, you will have to spray more often.
No need to spray, except in very dry summer (spray as indoors).
Use mineral water.
Every 2 months in summer, every 3 months 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.
Decoration ideas, 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, vine stocks or even on driftwood to make a plant painting.
The different varieties can be used to decorate the whole house: living rooms but also bathrooms for the varieties that love humidity.
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.