*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately
Tillandsia cacticola is a beautiful epiphytic air plant from the Bromeliaceae family. This variety has its origin in Peru. The leaves of these air plants are covered with small hair, giving them a smooth touch. They can reach a height of 6 inches and can grow on cactus as well as rocks, making them really unique. The rosette-shaped Cacticola air plant grows upward along the stem.
Tillandsia cacticola produces delicate white-colored flowers. Perfect for home decor, they add a sophisticated vibe to any corner.
Although this variety of Cacticola is drought resistant, you need to soak it at least once a week. If planted outdoors, you can place your plant in a spot where it is likely to receive rainfall. Watering can be done twice a week in the summers and once a week during the winter months.
These air plants do not need any soil for growing. As they are not planted in pots, you can put them in terrariums or seashells.
Cacticola air plant is hardy in zones 9 to 11. This species is frost intolerant. So, if you live in areas with temperatures less than 32 ° F (0° C), it is advised to plant this variety indoors.
This plant flourishes in bright, indirect light. It can take full sun better than other types since it has small hair on its leaf.
Propagation of Tillandsia cacticola can be done either through seeds or by removal of offsets.
If properly cared for, Tillandsia cacticola is a lovely houseplant!
The blooms of this rare tillandsia species are stunning and last for months, so it's sure to make an impact.