Tillandsia purpurea

Purple air plant

Tillandsia purpurea

Purple air plant

  • Desert Tillandsia from Peru
  • Up to 20 cm long leaves
  • Forms densely leafy stems
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Description

Most Tillandsias grow in nature as epiphytes on trees and shrubs, but Tillandsia purpurea grows on sand and rocks in the coastal desert of Peru. It hardly ever rains there, but the plant absorbs water from the mists that rise from the Pacific. This species has leaves up to 20 cm long on one stem and forms dense tufts through pups.

Tillandsia purpurea is counted among the "Grey Tillandsia" type. These usually come from drier places, in this case with little rain but a lot of fog. These "air plants" absorb water and nutrients completely via the many absorbent scales on the leaves, even from very humid air. 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 light requirement is high. The air must not be very humid and stagnant all the time, because the plants need to be able to dry out. Therefore, "Grey Tillandsias" are not well suited for rainforest terrariums, or they need a drier, well-ventilated place in them. One sprays Tillandsia purpurea with soft water about once to three times a week. Dipping is also possible. An orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser can be added with every second watering. Propagation is done by cutting off offspring.

This true desert Tillandsia can be attached to a bright spot on rock or wood and is particularly suited to designs inspired by semi-deserts.

Profile

Tillandsia purpurea
Cultivation options Epiphytic, freely hanging
Growth height Approx. 10 - 15 cm
Temperature 15 - 25 °C, not below 10 °C
Humidity 50 - 70 %
Light requirement Bright, indirect light; partially tolerates direct sunlight
Watering Soft, low-lime water, spray 2-3 times a week, depending on humidity and temperature
Fertilisation Every 2 months with diluted liquid fertiliser for bromeliads during the growth phase
Propagation Offset formation on the mother plant, seeds
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums, air terrariums, epiphytic gardens
Cultivation options
Epiphytic, freely hanging
Growth height
Approx. 10 - 15 cm
Temperature
15 - 25 °C, not below 10 °C
Humidity
50 - 70 %
Light requirement
Bright, indirect light; partially tolerates direct sunlight
Watering
Soft, low-lime water, spray 2-3 times a week, depending on humidity and temperature
Fertilisation
Every 2 months with diluted liquid fertiliser for bromeliads during the growth phase
Propagation
Offset formation on the mother plant, seeds
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums, air terrariums, epiphytic gardens

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Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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Item no.
192.0292.01
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Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,04 kg

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