Tillandsia 'Houston'

Air plant 'Houston'

Tillandsia 'Houston'

Air plant 'Houston'

  • Exceptional hybrid
  • Very attractive inflorescences
  • Suitable for dry forest and semi-desert terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia 'Houston' is an exceptional hybrid of Tillandsia stricta and T. recurvifolia that was bred in the 1980's by Mark A. Dimmitt. It combines the best characteristics of both parents: the vigour of Tillandsia stricta with its beautiful rosette and the bright silver colour of Tillandsia recurvifolia. These parent species occur as epiphytes in South America. The light purple inflorescences of T. 'Houston' are arranged in spikes, the violaceous to white, funnel-shaped flowers are very attractive.

T. 'Houston' is classified as a "grey tillandsia". These usually come from drier, more exposed places than the so-called green tillandsias. They often grow higher up in the treetops, in dry forests or even in deserts with a lot of fog. These atmospheric plants absorb water and nutrients from rain, mist and dust completely via the many absorbent scales on the leaves. The roots, if still present, serve as an adhesive organ. In culture, such tillandsias are tied or glued to hard materials such as wood or stones. The species prefers a very light, airy place. Spray the plants with soft water about two to three times a week. Dipping is also possible. Nach dem Wässern soll die Pflanze abtrocknen können. Ideally, an orchid and tillandsia fertiliser should be added every second watering during spring and summer.
Like almost all tillandsias, T. 'Houston' also forms several pups at its base after blooming. These can be carefully separated when they reach a size of about one third of the mother plant. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a larger tuft.

This medium-sized tillandsia can be wonderfully integrated as an epiphyte into a drier or moderately humid terrarium.

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Tillandsia 'Houston'
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 5 - 27 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity At least 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny, no direct sun at noon
Watering Spray every 2 - 3 days with soft, low-lime water, e.g. rainwater, or dip once a week
Fertilising In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation Formation of pups after blooming
Suitable for Dry forest, savannah terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 5 - 27 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity
At least 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny, no direct sun at noon
Watering
Spray every 2 - 3 days with soft, low-lime water, e.g. rainwater, or dip once a week
Fertilising
In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation
Formation of pups after blooming
Suitable for
Dry forest, savannah terrariums

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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.
192.0220.01
EAN
Weight 0,02 kg
Shipping weight 0,05 kg

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