[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]
[Giant Airplant, flowering]

FLO [Giant Airplant, flowering]

Tillandsia fasciculata

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Regular price R 169.00 Save R -169.00
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Be free

Free from the restraints of roots and soil, these quirky plants are almost like pets, with their part plant, part creature personality. 

This particular variety has been planted in free draining coconut fibre, making a beautiful and unusual potted specimen.

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Flo

Light

Medium to bright light. Flo loves sunning herself in the morning

Water & humidity

Soak in a bowl of water 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes, or mist with water regularly. Tillandsias like 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.

Feeding

Dirty water. You can also spray them with a water soluble fertiliser like Seagro. Halve the recommended dosage.

Re-potting

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.

Atrium Top Tip

Flo 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 some direct sun.

Quirky Plant Fact

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