Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis
Common Name: Air Plant
Species: T. fuchsii
Leaf Color: Green to silver
Flower Color: Red and purple
Lifespan: Several years
Watering: Submerge 10 minutes – once a week
Propagation: Seeds and pups
Natural Habitat: Mexico
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis Care
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis is a beautiful air plant that is very easy to grow. It has long, thin leaves that are green in color with silver streaks running through them. The plant is quite small, and grows to only about 3 inches in height. It is native to Mexico, and can be found growing on trees and rocks in that country.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis does not need to be watered very often. In fact, it can survive for long periods of time without any water at all. However, it is best to water the plant once a week, using either rainwater or distilled water. We recommend submerging the plant in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes, then allowing it to dry out completely before putting it back in its pot.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sun, but too much will cause the leaves to turn brown and dry out. If you live in an area with very bright sunlight, it is best to grow Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis in a shady spot.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis prefers warm temperatures, and will not do well if the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in an area with cooler temperatures, it is best to grow Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis indoors.
Only fertilize the plant once a month, using a balanced fertilizer that is designed for air plants. We recommend diluted liquid fertilizer.
The plant produces small, red and purple flowers. Once the flowers have bloomed, they will turn into tiny offsets (also known as pups) that can be replanted to create new plants.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis Habitat
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis is native to Mexico.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis Lifespan
The plant has a lifespan of 2-3 years. However, proper care may yield a longer lifespan.
Propagating Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis can be propagated by offsets (also known as pups). Once the plant has flowered, small offsets will appear at the base of the plant. These can be carefully removed and placed in a terrarium or mounted on a piece of driftwood or cork. The offsets will eventually grow into full-sized plants.
Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis Toxicity
The plant is not toxic to humans or animals.