Tillandsia macbrideana

Macbride's air plant

Tillandsia macbrideana

Macbride's air plant

  • Stem-forming Tillandsia from the Peruan Andes
  • Grows naturally on rock faces
  • Suitable for moderately dry terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia macbrideana is a stem-forming tillandsia from the Andes of Peru. It occurs in about 2100 to 2750 m elevation on rock faces (lithophyte), in contrast to many other tillandsias, which mostly grow as epiphytes on trees. The plant also grows, for example, on the walls of the Inca ruins of Huamachuco. Five varieties are distinguished from this species. The silvery grey-green, 3 - 4 cm long leaves are on a stem up to approx. 20 cm long. Older shoots grow overhanging. A slender inflorescence with a pink flower spike appears at flowering time.

T. macbrideana belongs to the type of "grey tillandsias". These plants 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. After watering, the plant should be allowed to dry. Ideally, an orchid and tillandsia fertiliser should be added every second watering during spring and summer.

Like almost all tillandsias, T. macbrideana 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, caulescent Tillandsia can be wonderfully integrated into a moderately dry terrarium. Naturally, Tillandsia macbrideana grows on rocks, but because it is an air plant, it is independent of the type of substrate, so it can also be used as an epiphyte on wood.

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Tillandsia macbrideana
Cultivation options Epiphytic or on stone (lithophytic)
Growth height Shoot length approx. 10 - 20 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity At least 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny, no direct midday sun
Watering Spray every 2 - 3 days with soft, low-lime water, e.g. rainwater, or submerge once a week; avoid waterlogging in the root area
Fertilising In spring and summer with every second Watering Orchid or Tillandsia Fertiliser
Propagation Formation of children after flowering
Suitable for Different types of moderately dry terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic or on stone (lithophytic)
Growth height
Shoot length approx. 10 - 20 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity
At least 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny, no direct midday sun
Watering
Spray every 2 - 3 days with soft, low-lime water, e.g. rainwater, or submerge once a week; avoid waterlogging in the root area
Fertilising
In spring and summer with every second Watering Orchid or Tillandsia Fertiliser
Propagation
Formation of children after flowering
Suitable for
Different types of moderately dry terrariums

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192.0329.01
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Weight 0,01 kg
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