Tillandsia butzii

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Size 10"

Tillandsia butzii has narrow, tubular leaves that twist and curl, giving it a distinctive, whimsical look. The leaves are often green with a slight purplish hue. When it blooms, it produces bright-colored flowers, usually in shades of purple or pink. .

  • Scientific Name: Tillandsia butzii
  • Common Name: Air Plant
  • Native Region: Native to Central America, particularly in countries like Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama.

Light Requirements: Place air plants in bright, indirect light. They thrive in filtered sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sun, especially during the hottest part of the day.

Water Requirements: Soak in room temperature water for 20-30 minutes every 1-2 weeks. Shake off excess water afterward to prevent water from collecting in the base of the leaves, which can lead to rot. Allow to dry completely before placing back in its container.

Soil Preference: Epiphytic; does not require soil. Typically mounted on surfaces or placed in decorative containers with good airflow.

Fertilizing: Mist with a diluted, balanced orchid or bromeliad fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).

Hardiness Zone: Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10-11 or higher, where temperatures don't typically drop below 30°F (-1°C). Not frost-tolerant.

Pet Safety: Generally considered safe for pets.

Additional Care Tips: Adequate air circulation is essential for their health. Individual care needs may vary among different species of air plants. Regular observation and adjusting care practices based on their specific requirements will contribute to their overall health and vibrancy.