Tillandsia native of the Antilles, Bolivia and Argentina. Its leaves are straight and sharp as pikes, and take a red tint when in bloom. It is easy to obtain and lasts for several weeks. Flowers are of variable colors, going from blue to pink and white.
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- Prevent them from direct sun in summer, especially during warm hours. In winter, find a luminous place.
- Put them inside or outside in summer when the weather is fine. Can live in a wide range of temperature, from 10°C to 30°C.
- Just like for carnivorous plants, water them with rainwater or demineralized water. You can soak up the plants a few seconds in water, or mist the leaves.
- In spring and summer, it is beneficial to feed them with orchid fertilizer diluted to a quarter twice a month.