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Tillandsia magnusiana

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Tillandsia magnusiana

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. magnusiana

Leaf Color: Green to silver

Flower Color: Dark to light purple

Height: 2-4″

Width: 3-5″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Misting or soaking once a week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Mexico and Northern South America

Toxicity: Non-toxic

Tillandsia magnusiana Care

This small air plant is easy to grow and maintain. With the silvery trichlome-covered leaves, Tillandsia magnusiana is a beautiful addition to any air plant collection. This species can be mounted or placed in a terrarium.

Caring for the Tillandsia magnusiana is simple. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Watering

Misting or soak the plant once a week. Be sure to gently shake out any excess water from the leaves.

Lighting

The Tillandsia magnusiana prefers bright, indirect light.

Temperature

With a natural habitat in Mexico and Northern South America, this air plant can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. However, it is best to keep the plant out of drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Fertilizing

If you want your Tillandsia magnusiana to look bigger and healthier, consider fertilizing it about once a month with a Tillandsia fertilizer.

Flowering

While small, the flowers of the Tillandsia magnusiana are a spectacular deep purple color. The plant will bloom when it is large enough and has been properly cared for.

Tillandsia magnusiana Habitat

The Tillandsia magnusiana is native to Mexico and Northern South America. It can be found in a variety of habitats, including open areas in forests, on cliffs, and in rocky areas.

Tillandsia magnusiana Lifespan

This air plant has a lifespan of several years. With proper care, it can even live for many years more.

Propagating Tillandsia magnusiana

The Tillandsia magnusiana can be propagated by seeds or pups. Once the plant blooms and produces pups, you can carefully remove them and pot them up on their own.

Tillandsia magnusiana Toxicity

This plant is non-toxic to humans and animals.