Tillandsia Filifolia (finely leafed) is as pretty as its name suggests and forms a beautiful rosette with tiny purple flower spikes. Give it good light by a window for flowering.
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Medium to bright light. Tillandsias like a little morning sun.
Soak in a bowl of water once a week for 10-20 minutes. Tillandsias likes it dirty and absorb nutrients when they're bathed in water from lakes, ponds, bird baths and Jo Jo tanks. In fact if you give them something as pure as distilled or filtered water they could die.
Dirty water. You can spray with a water soluble fertiliser like Seagro. Dilute the recommended dose.
No ways - Tillandsias are free spirits and hate being tied down. They don't need soil - they absorb nutrients from the air through microscopic pores on their leaves.
Tina will chill pretty much anywhere, even outdoors in the trees or as a table decoration. Air plants with fuzzy silvery leaves like this one, are xeric types that come from dry climates. They're able to collect and store ample water and don’t mind direct sun.
Gold miners used to use Tillandsia usneoides as a sentinel species to detect and absorb mercury from the air. Considering they absorb and store airborne particles, they are still used today to monitor urban and industrial pollution
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