Tillandsia seleriana "Ehlersiana"

Ehlers' air plant

Tillandsia seleriana "Ehlersiana"

Ehlers' air plant

  • Air plant with pseudobulb
  • Grows on rocks in nature
  • Suitable for subtropical humid terrariums
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Description

This plant is generally known as Tillandsia ehlersiana, but is currently counted as T. seleriana. Unlike typical T. seleriana, however, it has a more open leaf rosette. This larger Tillandsia, at least 18 cm high, does not grow on tree trunks in nature either, but was found near Ocozocoautla in Chiapas, Mexico on steep granite rocks. These are located in a deciduous forest at an altitude of about 700 metres. T. seleriana "Ehlersiana" is also an ant plant (myrmecophyte); in nature, it is in symbiosis with specialised ants that nest in the pseudobulb of spoon-shaped broadened leaf bases. However, ants are not necessary for cultivation. After a few years, an inflorescence with purple flowers appears. After flowering, offsprings (pups) form at the base before the mother rosette dies.

Tillandsia seleriana "Ehlersiana" belongs to the "grey Tillandsia" type. These "air plants" mostly come from drier places and absorb water and nutrients from rain, mist and dust completely via the many absorbent scales on the leaves, even from very humid air. The roots, if still present, serve as adhesive roots. In cultivation, such Tillandsias are tied or glued to solid materials such as wood or stones. The light requirement is high. Higher humidity is favourable, but the air must not be very humid all the time and stagnate, because the plants will rot if they cannot dry off. Therefore, "grey Tillandsias" are not well suited for rainforest terrariums, or they need a drier, well-ventilated place in them. Spray the plant with soft water about two to three times a week. Dipping is also possible, but no water should remain in the leaf sheaths of the pseudobulb. An orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser can be added with every second watering. Propagation is done by cutting off the pups.

Tillandsia seleriana "Ehlersiana" adds an unusual accent to moderately dry terrariums with its large, silvery grey, velvety scaled leaf rosettes with thick pseudobulb. It can be attached to wood or stone.

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Tillandsia seleriana "Ehlersiana"
Cultivation Options Epiphytic, free hanging
Height 20 - 30 cm
Temperature 10 - 30 °C, preferably not below 15 °C
Humidity 50 - 70 %
Light Requirement Indirect, bright light; also tolerates moderate light conditions
Watering Regular spraying with soft, low-lime water
Fertilization Regular spraying with soft, low-lime water
Propagation Offset (pup) formation at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums, epiphyte terrariums
Cultivation Options
Epiphytic, free hanging
Height
20 - 30 cm
Temperature
10 - 30 °C, preferably not below 15 °C
Humidity
50 - 70 %
Light Requirement
Indirect, bright light; also tolerates moderate light conditions
Watering
Regular spraying with soft, low-lime water
Fertilization
Diluted liquid fertilizer, every 2 months during the growth phase
Propagation
Offset (pup) formation at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums, epiphyte terrariums

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General information

Item no.
192.0206.01
EAN
Weight 0,02 kg
Shipping weight 0,08 kg

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