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Tillandsia funckiana

Common Name: Funckiana

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. funckiana

Leaf Color: Bright green to green

Flower Color: Orange-Red

Height: 3-5″

Width: .5-2″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Submerge 10 minutes – once a week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Venezuela

Toxicity: Non-toxic

Tillandsia funckiana Care

Tillandsia funckiana is a beautiful air plant that is native to Venezuela. It has long, slender leaves that are bright green in color. A fully mature Tillandsia funckiana plant can reach up to 5 inches in height. The leaves of this plant are covered in tiny scales, which help to absorb moisture from the air.


Thanks to trichomes, Tillandsia funckiana can absorb water and nutrients through the leaves. It’s important to soak this air plant in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes every week. After soaking, be sure to shake off any excess water and allow the plant to dry completely before placing it back in its container.


Tillandsia funckiana prefers bright, indirect sunlight. If the leaves of your plant start to turn yellow, that’s a sign that it’s not getting enough light.


This air plant can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, from 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit. A humid environment is ideal for Tillandsia funckiana, as it helps to keep the leaves from drying out.


Tillandsia funckiana should be fertilized about once a month. Be sure to dilute the fertilizer before applying it to


The flowers of Tillandsia funckiana are a beautiful orange-red.

Tillandsia funckiana Habitat

This air plant is native to Venezuela.

Tillandsia funckiana Lifespan

The lifespan of Tillandsia funckiana is anywhere from 2-10 years.

Propagating Tillandsia funckiana is

To propagate Tillandsia funckiana, simply remove a offsets (or “pups”) from the mother plant and mount them to driftwood, fishing line, or place them in a terrarium. Keep the offsets in a bright, humid environment, and be sure to water them regularly.

Tillandsia funckiana Toxicity

Tillandsia funckiana is not toxic to humans or animals.