Tillandsia plagiotropica

Plagiotropic air plant

Tillandsia plagiotropica

Plagiotropic air plant

  • Epiphyte from cloud forests in Guatemala and El Salvador
  • Regularly formed leaf rosette
  • Suitable for rainforest terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia plagiotropica is a magnificent, rather small epiphyte from cloud forests in El Salvador and Guatemala at about 1300 - 1700 m altitude. One of the sites is the cloud forest edge on the shore of the crater lake Laguna de los Ninfas north of Apaneca. The thick, grey-green leaves sit in a regular, spreading rosette about 8 - 10 cm high. In nature, the leaf rosettes often grow turned to the side, which is what the species name plagiotropica refers to. During the flowering period, a very short inflorescence forms with yellowish bracts and several long, tubular, white flowers.

Tillandsia plagiotropica belongs to the green or rainforest tillandsias in terms of care requirements, preferring a more humid environment than the so-called grey tillandsias. Nevertheless, it is an "air plant" that can absorb water and nutrients completely via absorbent scales on the leaves. The roots serve mainly as adhesive roots. The plant is attached to a solid base such as wood or stone. It prefers regular moistening and thrives best in a bright area, in daylight cultivation without direct sunlight. Watering can be done by dipping as well as by misting. Optimally, an orchid and tillandsia fertiliser is added every second watering during spring and summer.
After flowering, the mother plant begins to form small daughter rosettes. These can be carefully separated from a size of about one third of the mother rosette. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a larger tuft.

Tillandsia plagiotropica with its strong, regularly shaped leaf rosettes is a pretty epiphyte for smaller and medium-sized rainforest or mountain cloud forest terrariums.

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Tillandsia plagiotropica
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 8 - 10 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 28 °C
Humidity At least 70 %
Light requirement Bright, in daylight cultivation no direct sun light 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 flowering
Suitable for Rainforest terrariums, tropical mountain forest terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 8 - 10 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 28 °C
Humidity
At least 70 %
Light requirement
Bright, in daylight cultivation no direct sun light 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 flowering
Suitable for
Rainforest terrariums, tropical mountain forest terrariums

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Item no.
192.0284.04
EAN
Weight 0,02 kg
Shipping weight 0,03 kg

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