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Tillandsia duratii

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Tillandsia duratii

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. duratii

Leaf Color: Light green to silver

Flower Color: Lavender

Height: 30-36″

Width: 20-24″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Submerge 20-30 minutes – once a week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Northern South America

Toxicity: Non-toxic

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:

Watering

You’ll need to submerge your Tillandsia duratii in water for 20-30 minutes once a week.

Lighting

This air plant prefers bright, indirect light.

Temperature

Ideally, the temperature for this plant should be between 55-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Similar to its native habitat, it enjoys warm conditions.

Fertilizing

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.