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Tillie Tuesday – Weekly Introduction of New Air Plant

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                                                      Large Tillandsia Paucifolia in bloom

 

Also known as the Potbelly Air Plant. This species is native to Central America, Central and Southern Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, the West Indies, and Florida. It’s foliage is silvery-gray, on long pseudo bulbs, twisted and narrowing into curved ends. Beautiful blooms up to 2-4 lateral spike with a dozen or two lavender tubular petals. Best grown upside down and sideways, with size reaching close to 14 inches long. Could tolerate high light conditions. The best way to water this type of air plant with pseudo bulb base, is by dipping quickly in water and allowing to dry fully in an upside down position to prevent stagnant water at its base and causing bottom rot. Do this several times a week.

We currently have large and X large  blooming Paucifolia at Greenology store and online.

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