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Tillandsia fuchsii v. gracilis

Tillandsia fuchsii v. gracilis


This hardy, fast growing air plant requires regular watering and ample air flow. We recommend misting it with distilled water 3 or more times per week but you can soak it once a week for 30 minutes. Always make sure the air plant is fully dry within 4 hours after watering. If it resides inside a glass terrarium, be sure you allow it to dry outside of the glass after watering. Place in indirect sunlight a bright room or under a full spectrum lamp.It’s Over time the fuchsii will bloom a few small purple flowers and grow into clumps producing many offsets (pups).

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 Mexico & Guatemala
• Bloom color: Purple


• 2+ inches wide

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Tillandsia fuchsii gracilis (pronounced FOOKS-ee) is a fine leafed, elegant air plant with silver colored leaves. It’s one of the easiest air plants to care for and perfect for beginners. With a ball base and very thin leaves it makes for an attractive and unique looking air plant. When it flowers you’ll start seeing a long and thin inflorescence develop and eventually within a month or two you’ll witness beautiful purple tube like flowers. You can place these adorable air plants inside glass terrariums, on driftwood or rocks or a wide mouth bowl.

New To Air Plants? Learn More!

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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Additional information

Weight4 oz
Dimensions4 × 4 × 4 in


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