February Little Plant – Tillandsia Bulbosa Guatemala
Bulbosa Guatemala is an air plant, which means that it gathers all of its nutrients from the air and doesn’t need to be planted in soil. Called Bulbosa Guatemala because it is the Guatemalan variety of Tillandsia Bulbosa, it has spikey, serpentine leaves and will produce a bright red bloom. Bulbosa Guatemala can thrive in humid or dry environments, but will need to be sprayed regularly in dry environments. Keep your Bulbosa Guatemala happy by spraying it once a week and fertilizing every few months. Bulbosa Guatemala prefer warm environments and will be healthiest if kept inside.
Bulbosa Guatemala need filtered light. They can be placed near most windows, but during the cold months of winter make sure you don’t place them too close if your windows are not well insulated. 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.
Be sure to mist your Bulbosa Guatemala once or twice a week depending on the humidity of your home. 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 weekly to supplement the nutrients it would be gathering from the air in it’s environment.
Long Term Care
Bulbosa Guatemala produce pups or offshoots that will mirror the parent plant. The pups can be left to mature on whatever mount you have placed the parent plant, or you can break them off and put them elsewhere.
Bulbosa Guatemala are not toxic to animals.