April Air Plant – Tillandsia Houston
Tillandsia Houston’s light green coloring with pale purple undertones make it seem almost iridescent with pink or white blossoms when it blooms. As it matures it’s structural leaves will begin to curl out. It’s a fairly sturdy air plant making it a great choice for interior design. Place it in a terrarium or mount it on piece of drift wood or other non-absorbent material. Spray once a week and fertilizing it once a month to supplement the nutrients found in it’s native environment. Tilandsia Houston prefer warm environments and will be healthiest if kept inside.
Place your Tillandsia Houston near a window with bright filtered light. You can also use a grow light to supplement but be conscious of light placement and keep light indirect. We recommend these if you need a grow light bulb.
Mist your Tillandsia Houston at least once a week depending on the humidity of your home or office. Dry your air plants upside down after spraying to ensure that water doesn’t collect in between the leaves. They can be placed on Sea glass, pebbles, bark chips, or other materials that don’t absorb a lot of water.
Your air plant can be fertilized every month to supplement the nutrients it would be gathering from the air in it’s natural environment
Long Term Care
Tillandsia Houston will die after blooming, but before they do they will produce pups or offshoots that will mirror the parent plant. They can be left to mature on whatever mount you have placed the parent plant, or you can break them off and put them elsewhere.
Tillandsia Houston are not toxic to animals.