How to grow Tillandsia Bulbosa

Tillandsia Bulbosa growing epiphyte leaf plant of the genus Tillandsia also known as Air plant, Tillandsia Bulbosa perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, desert climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Tillandsia Bulbosa leaves

Leaves color green, purple, pink, red, mostly the colors mix with green-gray, and change next to the bloom area to light colors in the base of the leaves there is shape like bulb, leaves absorb moisture from the rain or humidity.

Flower color purple in roll shape and small role grow on connected bracts, one stigma and three stamens, each plant bloom once in life, it takes more than 3 years.

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Requirements for Tillandsia Bulbosa growing and care:

Hang on, or sit on location, watering by spray or washing, more than 10C, watering depend on the weather in the summer once a week, in hot location need twice and also depend on the location, humidity, indoor or outdoor, in winter need once a week or every two weeks, in mild winter or not at all in wet winters, more than 3C, soft water (rain water or clean)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get the same cultivars

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to hard water

When is the best time to plant a Tillandsia Bulbosa / plant:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal, slugs, snails,

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead and infected leaves

Size of the plant?
5-15cm, 2-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes but not to bury it in the sand

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
Purple in roll shape and small role grow on connected bracts, one stigma and three stamens, each plant bloom once in life

Scientific name:

Tillandsia Bulbosa

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