Tillandsia tenuifolia "Rubra"

Narrowleaf air plant "Rubra"

Tillandsia tenuifolia "Rubra"

Narrowleaf air plant "Rubra"

  • Fine-leaved Tillandsia
  • Slightly reddish, thin rosette leaves
  • Delicate pink flower
  • Suitable for rainforest terrariums
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Description

Tillandsia tenuifolia "Ruba" is a form of T. tenuifolia that originates from Bolivia, Paraguay and the low mountain ranges of Argentina. According to its name "tenuifolia" (Latin for thin-leaved), this green Tillandsia species has fine rosette leaves that appear less leathery and thick than those of many other species. The pointed leaves grow upright in a dense rosette. The variant "Rubra" has leaves with a slightly brown-reddish upper part.

This plant belongs to the green or rainforest Tillandsias that prefer a more humid milieu than the so-named grey Tillandsias. It is fastened on solid materials such as wood or rock. The plant likes a bright place, but in daylight cultivation without blazing midday sun. It should be watered regularly with soft water. That can be done by dipping as well as by spraying, so that the plant can absorb water and nutrients via its absorbent scales. However, permanent wetness between the fine rosette leaves is not tolerated. The plant should be allowed to dry off between waterings. Ideally, an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser should be added every second watering during spring and summer. After the delicate rosy-white flowering, Tillandsia tenuifolia "Rubra" begins to form small pups. These can be detached carefully when they are about one third the size of the mother rosette. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a dense clump.

This airplant, appearing very graceful by its contrasting colours and fine, upright growing leaves, reaches a maximum height of 25 cm and may stand out as a solitary plant on recreated mountain faces as well as in a group of Tillandsias with coarser foliage.

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Tillandsia tenuifolia "Rubra"
Cultivation options Epiphytic
Growth height approx. 10 - 25 cm
Temperature approx. 18 - 28 °C
Humidity At least 60 %
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
Cultivation options
Epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 10 - 25 cm
Temperature
approx. 18 - 28 °C
Humidity
Minimum 60 %
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

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Item no.
192.0312.01
EAN
Weight 0,01 kg
Shipping weight 0,03 kg

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