Common Name: Air Plant
Species: T. duratii
Leaf Color: Light green to silver
Flower Color: Lavender
Lifespan: Several years
Watering: Submerge 20-30 minutes – once a week
Propagation: Seeds and pups
Natural Habitat: Northern South America
Tillandsia duratii Care
The Tillandsia duratii is an air plant that belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. It is a species of the Tillandsia genus and is native to northern South America. The leaves are light green to silver in color and the flowers are lavender. The plant can grow up to 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Here are some general care instructions for the Tillandsia duratii:
You’ll need to submerge your Tillandsia duratii in water for 20-30 minutes once a week.
This air plant prefers bright, indirect light.
Ideally, the temperature for this plant should be between 55-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Similar to its native habitat, it enjoys warm conditions.
If you want your Tillandsia duratii to grow large and fast, you can fertilize it once a month with a bromeliad fertilizer.
Tillandsia duratii Habitat
This air plant is native to South America, specifically Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. It grows in warm, humid climates on trees or rocks.
Tillandsia duratii Lifespan
With proper care, your Tillandsia duratii can live several years.
Propagating Tillandsia duratii
Like all air plants, the Tillandsia duratii can be propagated by seeds or pups. Pups are much easier to propagate, so we’ll focus on that method.
To propagate by pups, simply cut the pup off of the mother plant with a sharp knife. Make sure there is at least an inch of stem on the pup. You can then care for the pup like a regular Tillandsia duratii plant.
Tillandsia duratii Toxicity
This plant is non-toxic, so it is safe to keep around pets and children.