Tillandsia pseudobaileyi

False Bailey's air plant

Tillandsia pseudobaileyi

False Bailey's air plant

  • Large but graceful grey Tillandsia
  • Lithophyte from Brasil
  • Suitable for drier tropical terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia pseudobaileyi grows primarily epiphytic in the subtropical and humid biome of Central America and southern Mexico. The colouring of the narrow and filigree leaves in soft green makes this plant particularly attractive. The striking purple flowers are arranged in spikes.

T. pseudobaileyi is a so-called myrmecophyte above a certain size. This means that in nature symbiotic ants nest between the broadened leaf bases of the false bulb. However, ants are not necessary in cultivation.

T. pseudobaileyi 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. pseudobaileyi also forms several pups at its base after blooming. These can be carefully separated from 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 tillandsia can be wonderfully integrated into a medium to large dry forest or savannah terrarium

Profile

Tillandsia pseudobaileyi
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 15 - 25 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity At least 60 %
Light requirement Bright to sunny, no direct sun 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, savannah terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 15 - 25 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 30 °C
Humidity
At least 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny, no direct sun 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, savannah terrariums

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Item no.
192.0288.01
EAN
Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,07 kg

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