What’s Blooming: Tillandsia Fasciculata

What's Blooming: Tillandsia Fasciculata

What's Blooming: Tillandsia Fasciculata

TILLANDSIA FASCICULATA is a large species belonging to the bromeliad family. This is widespread in Florida, Central and Southern America and the Bahamas Region. Most common names associated with this species are “Giant Airplant” and “Cardinal Airplant”.

The beauty about some medium to large sized tillandsias like the fasciculata is the longevity of their blooms. With proper care the bracts holding the flowers can last 3-4 months. Tillandsia fasciculata produces  multi-bract spikes that can hold small violet flowers to bloom for over a month. For indoor use, it is best to place it in a well lit area or close to a window with some air circulation and water twice a week.

The spike bracts in the shade of yellow, orange and red are decorative enough to spice up your home space.

Although this tillandsia can also be grown on tree branches, I like them better in pots to enjoy their rosette form. This way you can always replace them with some of your other indoor plants at any given time.

The spike bracts in the shade of yellow, orange and red are decorative enough to spice up your home space.

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