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Bring Tropical Home
Thursday January 12th 2012, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Floral

You can find Tillandsia plants in our Ann Arbor store’s Floral Department.  They’re easy to grow since they require no soil (water and nutrition is taken in through the leaves) and the roots or for anchoring the plant:

Tillandsias are a part of the pineapple family (bromeliads) and are native to Latin America.  When the Tillandsia blooms it will produce off-shoots from the base of the plant which you can leave connected or divide.

Easy care instructions:  Bright light, but filtered.  Grow 6′ from a bright window or outside under a tree or patio cover.  No direct sun in summer, late spring or early fall.  Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week; more often when it’s hot and dry, less often when it’s cool and humid.  Temperature should be 45-95F.  Fertilize monthly during spring, summer, and fall using any high quality fertilizer at 1/4 the recommended strength.

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