This species does best with moderate watering and ample air flow. The oaxacana can be placed in an area where it receives partial sun but needs to at least be kept in a bright room next to a window. As with any air plant, allow the oaxacana to dry within 4 hours after watering. Although light colored, fuzzy leaves usually indicate a tillandsia species that requires less water, the oaxacana tends to require more water. Keep an eye on it’s leaves, if they start to turn into tubes and the tips start drying then it needs more water. If the base starts to show any indication of turning brown, then water less.
Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet it’s 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
• Bloom color: Purple
• Between 4-5 inches long and 4-5 inches wide
The Green Velvet Air Plant (Tillandsia oaxacana) is a velvety, green-silver colored air plant. Its leaves are fuzzy and velvety (hence the name) making it feel very soft and pleasing to the touch. Display on a planter, decorative shallow dish or mount to driftwood. Eventually you’ll start seeing the middle turn pink and a fat but short inflorescence will show. In a month or two you’ll enjoy a display of purple tube flowers. A month or two after blooming you’ll start noticing tiny little air plant babies (pups) growing on the base.
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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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