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Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis

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Tillandsia fuchsii v gracilis

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. fuchsii

Leaf Color: Green to silver

Flower Color: Red and purple

Height: 2-3″

Width: .5-1″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Submerge 10 minutes – once a week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Mexico

Toxicity: Non-toxic

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.

Watering

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.

Lighting

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.

Temperature

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.

Fertilizing

Only fertilize the plant once a month, using a balanced fertilizer that is designed for air plants. We recommend diluted liquid fertilizer.

Flowering

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.