Tillandsia Xerographica "Dry and paint (evokes the inflorescence that seems to be drawn in pastels)".
Tillandsia Xerographica, soil-less plant presented on a Galera leaf
Particularities of the Sheet :
It is a folded coconut leaf. The thickness of the wall is about 1 to 2 cm.
The origin of this Galera leaf is Brazil.
Particularities of the plant :
Ideal for the 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 XXL : about 70X45cm
Flowers of Tillandsia Xerographica :
The bract is a very bright pink, especially near the flowers.
The flowers are of a very intense purple.
Distribution of Tillandsia :
From southern Mexico to El Salvador.
Habitat of the plant:
It clings to trees from 200 to 600 m high.
Method of cultivation of Tillandsia :
When hanging, simply place it down or fix it in a sunny spot.
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 high.
As a precaution, if they are outside, bring them inside before the first frosts.
It needs a sunny environment.
It tolerates full sun but expose it gradually.
Watering the Tillandsia :
In summer, spray every 3-4 weeks. If it is very hot, or if it is outside in full sun, spray once a week (if it does not rain).
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 the summer when it is very dry (spray as indoors).
Use mineral water.
Every 2 months in summer, every 3 months 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 ideas, 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, 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.