Tillandsia baileyi

Bailey's air plant

Tillandsia baileyi

Bailey's air plant

  • Sprawling green Tillandsia
  • Striking, bizarre appearance
  • For rainforest terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia baileyi originates from warm humid but seasonally dry areas of Guatemala, Mexico and the USA. It was first described in 1903 and named after the botanist L.H. Bailey. The hard narrow leaves grow slightly wavy upwards and the base is thickened. This growth habit and a fine cross-striped pattern on the leaves give the plant a rather bizarre appearance.

Tillandsia baileyi's native areas have wet and dry seasons, but it is one of the green or rainforest Tillandsias that prefer a more humid environment than the so-called grey Tillandsias.Nevertheless, it is an "air plant" that can absorb water and nutrients entirely via absorbent scales on the leaves. The roots serve mainly as adhesive roots. The plant can be attached to a solid base such as wood or stone. It prefers regular humidification and grows best in a bright to semi-shaded area, in daylight cultivation without direct sunlight. Watering can be done by dipping as well as by misting. After watering, the plant should be allowed to dry off. Optimally, an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser is added every second watering during spring and summer.
After flowering, the mother plant begins to form small offspring. These can be separated carefully from a size of about one third of the mother rosette. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a larger clump.

T. baileyi stands out in any rainforest terrarium and is a real eye-catcher. Its leaves look like silvery branches in a green jungle. When the Tillandsia flowers, the blossom glows in a beautiful purple-red.

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Tillandsia baileyi
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 20 - 30 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 35 °C
Humidity approx. 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny; no direct sun
Watering Every 2 - 3 days per spraying or once a week by dipping with calcium-free water
Fertilising In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation Formation of pups after flowering
Suitable for Rainforest terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic (tying on, sticking)
Growth height
approx. 20 - 30 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 35 °C
Humidity
approx. 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny; no direct sun
Watering
Every 2 - 3 days per spraying or once a week by dipping with calcium-free water
Fertilising
In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation
Formation of pups after flowering
Suitable for
Rainforest terrariums

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General information

Item no.
192.0174.03
EAN
Weight 0,03 kg
Shipping weight 0,25 kg

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