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Tillandsia chiapensis

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Tillandsia chiapensis

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. chiapensis

Leaf Color: Green to silver

Flower Color: Pink or purple

Height: 2-4″

Width: 4-5″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Mist three or four times per week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Mexico

Toxicity: Non-toxic

Tillandsia chiapensis Care

The Tillandsia chiapensis or Chiapas Tillandsia is an epiphyte native to the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. It has long, thin leaves that grow in a rosette pattern and produce small, pink or lavender flowers. This plant is easy to care for and makes a great addition to any air plant collection.

Watering

The Tillandsia chiapensis should be watered by misting the laves three or four times a week. If the air is particularly dry, you may need to water more often. Be sure to allow the plant to dry out completely between watering.

Lighting

This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun. If the leaves start to turn red, this is a sign that the plant is getting too much sun and should be moved to a shadier spot.

Temperature

The ideal temperature for the Tillandsia chiapensis is 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fertilizing

This plant does not need to be fertilized, but you can give it a weak solution of fertilizer once a month if you like.

Tillandsia chiapensis Habitat

The Tillandsia chiapensis is native to the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. It grows in humid, tropical areas with bright, indirect light.

Tillandsia chiapensis Lifespan

The Tillandsia chiapensis is a long-lived plant and can live for many years with proper care.

Tillandsia chiapensis Uses

The Tillandsia chiapensis makes a great addition to any air plant collection. It can also be used as a terrarium plant or mounted on a piece of driftwood or

Propagating Tillandsia chiapensis

To propagate the Tillandsia chiapensis, simply remove a offsets (pups) from the mother plant and mount to driftwood or rocks. The offsets will root in a few weeks and can be repotted when they are large enough. You can also propagate this plant by seed, but it is a slow process.

Tillandsia chiapensis Toxicity

The Tillandsia chiapensis is not toxic to humans or animals.