Tillandsia ehlersiana is a very hardy air plant with large fuzzy trichomes, therefore it doesn’t prefer as much water as most air plants. Mist with distilled water 1-3 times per week depending on the humidity levels in your area. Avoid soaking as unseen water can collect inside its base and cause it to rot. Use a high quality fertilizer once a month. You can place in full sun for a couple hours per day, one of the few tillandsia species that you can do this with. Avoid full sun when it’s over 90 degrees.
Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet its new owner. Please Note that each Tillandsia will vary slightly in shape, size and color and can have small blemishes as they are real, living plants. We always inspect each one thoroughly to ensure that the plants are 100% healthy before sending.
• Native to Chiapas Mexico
• Bloom color: Purple
• 5 inches
Tillandsia ehlersiana is a wild looking air plant species that is quite fuzzy and soft. A rare tillandsia, it’s not too often you find these for sale and is definitely one for collectors. They prefer lots of bright light and are one of the few species that can handle full sun for a couple hours per day. With the proper care this air plant will grow very large and live a long time.
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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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