Tillandsia kautskyi – Rare
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This Tillandsia kautskyi is a very small and rare Tillandsia species and grows no larger than 4 inches tall (including bloom). Its leaves are silver-gray and has a pleasing metallic silver sheen to them. The inflorecence is pink along with the flower. This species grows between 800-1000 meters above sea level in the wet mountain forests of Brazil. It prefers cooler temperatures but never below freezing, it also prefers ample air flow. Misting or dunking this air plant 3-4 times per week is best and as always, make sure it is dry within 4 hours of watering. This species is a must for collectors but not recommended for beginner air plant enthusiasts.
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What are air plants? Their technical name is Tillandsia and they are one of the few plants out there that don’t require dirt to thrive. They are epiphytes which means they use their roots as grabbers to attach to trees and rocks instead of using them in the dirt. Some air plant species actually do use their roots in dirt but there aren’t too many like that. Air plants receive nutrients through their leaves by way of tiny little trichomes. Water and air both can have the nutrients they need to thrive and grow bigger. Air plants are very slow growing compared to most other plants and you might not see any noticeable growth for a year or two! Air plants are also related to the more commonly known bromeliad which you will see quite often at nurseries or grocery stores.
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