Tillandsia 'Double Ruth'

Air plant 'Double Ruth'

Tillandsia 'Double Ruth'

Air plant 'Double Ruth'

  • Compact grey Tillandsia
  • Red flower spike
  • For dry and desert terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia 'Double Ruth' is a hybrid of the species T. magnusiana and T. compressa by Paul Isley, Tillandsia expert since the 1960s, author of specialist literature on Tillandsias and owner of Rainforest Flora Inc. in California, USA. T. magnusiana (Mexico to Nicaragua) is a small desert or dry Tillandsia that can withstand long periods of drought and grows mainly at an altitude of 1100 - 2000 metres. T. compressa is a widespread species (Mexico to Colombia) that also belongs to the grey forms and grows in dry regions at an altitude of 500 - 2000 metres.

The cultivar 'Double Ruth' is a desert or dry Tillandsia and belongs to the "grey" Tillandsias. It prefers a very light, airy place in the terrarium without permanent humidity. These "air plants" take up nutrients and water exclusively from the atmosphere with the help of many small suction scales on their leaves. It is recommended to spray the plant two to three times a week with soft water. Ideally, an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser should be added every second watering during spring and summer.
As with almost all Tillandsia species, T. disticha also forms several offspring at its base after flowering. These can be carefully separated when they are about one third the size of the mother plant. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a puffy bulb.

Tillandsia 'Double Ruth' is a bushy plant which, if well cared for, forms a floral "plume", the inflorescence, from which its flowers sprout. In terrariums, the plant can be placed on rootstock, or similar substrate. With its silvery colouring, beautiful, contrasting plantings can be created.

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Tillandsia 'Double Ruth'
Cultivation Options Epiphytic
Temperature Optimal at 15 - 25 °C
Humidity High humidity preferred, about 60 - 70%
Light Requirement Bright, but avoid direct midday sun
Watering Soft, low-lime water. Moderately, approx. once a week by spraying or dipping
Fertilization Moderate fertilization, preferred during the growth and blooming period
Propagation Offsets (pups) from the mother plant
Suitable for Desert terrariums, air gardens
Cultivation Options
Epiphytic
Temperature
Optimal at 15 - 25 °C
Humidity
High humidity preferred, about 60 - 70%
Light Requirement
Bright, but avoid direct midday sun
Watering
Soft, low-lime water. Moderately, approx. once a week by spraying or dipping
Fertilization
Moderate fertilization, preferred during the growth and blooming period
Propagation
Offsets (pups) from the mother plant
Suitable for
Desert terrariums, air gardens

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Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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Item no.
192.0202.01
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Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,02 kg

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