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Tillandsia somnians


Tillandsias are regarded as true air plants and as such are among the most unusual of the Bromeliad family. The plants are monocarpic which means that they die after blooming. Tillandsia somnians is a species airplant native to south west Ecuador and north west Peru. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, the thicker the leaf, the more tolerant they are of drought conditions. Tillandsias are very hardy, and require much less attention than other house plants 

It has lush green leaves which a slightly purple in the centre, and produces a long inflorescence with red bracts and purple flowers. Each plant will send out a long stolon that will grow more plants along the length.

We have larger ones in flower in our shop - these are too big to be shipped.