Tillandsia pohliana

Pohl's air plant

Tillandsia pohliana

Pohl's air plant

  • Magnificent silver-grey Tillandsia from South America
  • Apricot and white coloured inflorescence
  • Suitable for dry forest and steppe terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia pohliana is a splendid medium-sized, silvery grey-green species of tillandsia. It is related to T. leonamiana and is widespread in South America from Peru and eastern Brazil to northern Argentina. The plant grows on rocks (lithophyte) or as an epiphyte in thickets and dry forests. The relatively broad leaves sit in a spreading rosette and are about 7 - 28 cm long. With inflorescences the plant can be about 15 - 36 cm high. During the flowering period, an inflorescence develops with a conspicuous, overhanging spike. This has thick, leathery, apricot-coloured bracts and small white flowers.

Tillandsia pohliana 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. 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. pohliana also forms several pups at its base after blooming. These can be carefully separated from the mother plant when they reach a size of about one third. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a larger tuft.

This medium-sized and handsome tillandsia with its silvery, spreading rosette of leaves fits well in medium and large dry forest or steppe terrariums. Tillandsia pohliana also attracts attention with its quite striking, overhanging, apricot and white coloured inflorescence.

Profile

Tillandsia pohliana
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 15 - 20 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity At least 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny, 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 Dry forest and steppe terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 15 - 20 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity
At least 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny, 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
Dry forest and steppe terrariums

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Item no.
192.0285.03
EAN
Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,04 kg

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