Tillandsia Shy Air Plant Houseplant Seeds
5 Shy Plant seeds. If you’re looking to buy a great, easy to care for houseplant – Tillandsias, also known as air plants or tilly’s are an unusual member of the bromeliad family that could be ideal. Unlike most plants, air plants don’t require pots or soil to grow, they’re perfectly happy growing on just about anything.
Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are epiphytes, meaning that in nature they grow on other plants, usually on tree branches.
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Soak seeds for up to 2 weeks in plastic container with holes in. Old tights or stockings stretched over a wire frame, or chunks of tree fern fibre can be used as a substrate for germination. Spread the seeds thinly so that they have plenty of space and are not touching as this helps when moving them on without damaging them once they have reached manageable size, keep the seeds moist using a mister, but not soggy. Keep in strong indirect light, with good air circulation, high humidity and a temperature of approx. 25°C (75°F). For the first two years or so, the plants require the same growing conditions as for germination. Water by misting heavily whenever the surfaces of the young plants appear dry. Feed weekly with an orchid feed or a regular liquid feed at one quarter strength. Avoid keeping the substrate too moist as this will cause development of algae that can suffocate the young plants.