Tillandsia capitata "Duda"

Head-forming air plant "Duda"

Tillandsia capitata "Duda"

Head-forming air plant "Duda"

  • Epiphyte from Mexico and Guatemala
  • Special selection
  • For desert or steppe terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia capitata "Duda" is a special selection of Tillandsia capitata which is native to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras as well Cuba and Hispaniola. It is often found there as an epiphyte on trees and other woody plants. In the flowering season (June - August) it bears light purple tubular flowers arranged in heads. The grey-green leaves can also turn bright red in good light.

T. capitata "Duda" is counted among the "grey tillandsia" type. They usually come from drier, more exposed places than the so-called Green Tillandsia such as treetops, dry forests or even 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 adhesive roots. In culture, such tillandsias are tied or glued to solid materials such as wood or stones. The species prefers a very light, airy place. Spray the plants about two to three times a week with soft water dripping wet. Dipping is also possible. After watering, the plant should be allowed to dry off. Ideally, an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser should be added every second watering during spring and summer.
As with almost all Tillandsia species, T. capitata "Duda" also forms several pups at its base after bloom. 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 clump.

This quite compact plant grows approx. 5 - 15 cm high. It can be wonderfully integrated into a small or medium-sized desert or steppe terrarium.

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Tillandsia capitata "Duda"
Cultivation options Epiphytic (tying on, sticking)
Growth height approx. 5 - 15 cm
Temperature approx. 20 - 27 °C
Humidity approx. 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny, no direct sun at noon
Watering Depending on location, in summer spray daily with lime-free water dripping wet, in winter 1 - 2 x per week
Fertilising In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation Formation of pups after blooming
Suitable for Desert and dry terrariums
Other Flower: Light purple to blue, funnel-shaped flowers
Cultivation options
Epiphytic (tying on, sticking)
Growth height
approx. 5 - 15 cm
Temperature
approx. 20 - 27 °C
Humidity
approx. 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny, no direct sun at noon
Watering
Depending on location, in summer spray daily with lime-free water dripping wet, in winter 1 - 2 times per week
Fertilising
In spring and summer, with every second watering, orchid or Tillandsia fertiliser
Propagation
Formation of pups after blooming
Suitable for
Desert and dry terrariums
Other
Flower: Light purple to blue, funnel-shaped flowers

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Item no.
192.0188.01
EAN
Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,03 kg

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