Wallisia cyanea (Tillandsia cyanea) 'Anton'

Pink quill 'Anton'

Wallisia cyanea (Tillandsia cyanea) 'Anton'

Pink quill 'Anton'

  • 40 - 50 cm wide epiphyte
  • Splendid branched inflorescence
  • Suitable for rainforest terrariums
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Description

Wallisia cyanea is still widely known as Tillandsia cyanea, the Blue Tillandsia. There are several varieties of this particularly pretty bromeliad. Anton' grows taller than the wild form and its inflorescences are branched. The wild form of Wallisia cyanea inhabits tropical mountain forests in Ecuador and Peru at around 600 to 1.000 metres above sea level. This epiphyte roots in humus accumulations on tree trunks and branches. The plant forms an approximately 40 - 50 cm wide stemless rosette of narrow, dark grey-green leaves. The plant is called "Pink quill" after its distinctive inflorescences.

Wallisia cyanea belongs to the type of "green Tillandsias" that like a humid environment and are suitable for rainforest terrariums. It absorbs water and nutrients both through the roots and through its few absorbent scales on the leaves. Wallisia cyanea needs a layer of epiphyte soil for its roots, which should not dry out completely. Pot culture is also possible. The place should rather be bright, but for daylight cultivation semi-shady, protected from midday sun. Spraying with soft water about two to three times a week is recommended; an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser can be added with every second watering.

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Wallisia cyanea (Tillandsia cyanea) 'Anton'
Cultivation Options Epiphytic, lithophytic
Growth Height Approx. 20 - 40 cm
Temperature 18 - 24 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity 50 - 70 %
Light Requirement Bright, indirect light; cannot tolerate direct noon sunlight
Watering Soft, low-lime water. Spray several times a week to mimic high humidity
Fertilization During the growth phase every 4 weeks with special bromeliad or orchid fertilizer
Propagation Offset formation at the base of the plant, can be separated after flowering
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums, especially those with high humidity
Cultivation Options
Epiphytic, lithophytic
Growth Height
Approx. 20 - 40 cm
Temperature
18 - 24 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity
50 - 70 %
Light Requirement
Bright, indirect light; cannot tolerate direct noon sunlight
Watering
Soft, low-lime water. Spray several times a week to mimic high humidity
Fertilization
During the growth phase every 4 weeks with special bromeliad or orchid fertilizer
Propagation
Offset formation at the base of the plant, can be separated after flowering
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums, especially those with high humidity

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Item no.
192.0199.01
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Weight 0,04 kg
Shipping weight 0,28 kg

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