Tillandsia oerstediana
Tillandsia oerstediana
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Tillandsia oerstediana

The perfect partner for todays' contemporary colour schemes, this striking specimen houseplant will be the talking point of your home.
  • A magnificent bromeliad that produces a dramatic spike of tiered apple-green blooms over grey-green, strappy leaves.
  • A relative of the pineapple, Tillandsia bromeliads cling to other plants for support as they grow in their native jungles, and their roots are naturally adapted for this purpose.
  • Really easy to care for, you just need to treat your bromeliad as if it were still in a jungle, watering in the cup with rainwater where possible.
  • Tillandsia blooms, due to their waxy nature, will last for many months - up to 6 - bringing a long-lived burst of colour wherever your plant is placed.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot. Ultimate height and width 60cm x 40cm
  • A magnificent bromeliad that produces a dramatic spike of tiered apple-green blooms over grey-green, strappy leaves.
  • A relative of the pineapple, Tillandsia bromeliads cling to other plants for support as they grow in their native jungles, and their roots are naturally adapted for this purpose.
  • Really easy to care for, you just need to treat your bromeliad as if it were still in a jungle, watering in the cup with rainwater where possible.
  • Tillandsia blooms, due to their waxy nature, will last for many months - up to 6 - bringing a long-lived burst of colour wherever your plant is placed.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot. Ultimate height and width 60cm x 40cm

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A magnificent bromeliad that produces a dramatic spike of tiered apple-green blooms over grey-green, strappy leaves, this is a houseplant that can't fail to impress wherever you choose to display it.

A relative of the pineapple, Tillandsia bromeliads cling to other plants for support as they grow in their native jungles, and their roots are naturally adapted for this purpose. So, to get nutrients they have adapted to grow waxy leaves which funnel rainwater to a central cup and helps deliver nutrients to the plant - much in the same was as insect-eating pitcher plants.

This does mean though that they are really easy to care for, and you just need to treat your bromeliad as if it were still in a jungle, watering in the cup with rainwater where possible (hard tap water tends to leave an unsightly crust of limescale around the cup).

Tillandsia blooms, due to their waxy nature, will last for many months - up to 6 - bringing a long-lived burst of colour wherever your plant is placed.

Like other members of the family, the flower is produced just once and then the central part of the plant will slowly expire, producing offsets to replace it. Over time a clump of plants develops with the potential for multiple flowers.

Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot. Ultimate height and width 60cm x 40cm.

Note Decorative pot in images is for display purposes only and is not supplied.

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Item 800173 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot. Ultimate height and width 60cm x 40cm

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

A tip to get shy plants to flower is to let the water dry in the centre of the plant then place a plastic bag over the plant with a ripe banana inside for a week or so - the banana gives off ethylene gas which stimulates blooming.

When you have baby plants (pups) appearing at the side and the parent looks like it is starting to rot, leave the original in place, don't remove it as this will feed the growing plantlets.

Care Information

After Care of your Tillandsia Bromeliad:

  • Place your plant in bright indirect light in a warm, preferably humid room.
  • Mist the plant occasionally and stand in a tray of pebbles to increase humidity.
  • Keep the central well of the plant filled with rainwater from March to October. Over winter, keep it on the dry side, filling just occasionally and not fully.
  • Remember to also water the plant compost as well as the central well, leaving it just damp.
  • A very weak (quarter mix) of liquid houseplant feed once a month while in full growth can be poured into the rosette cup.

Pruning advice for your Bromeliad:

  • No pruning is necessary, although any brown leaves can be trimmed.
  • Once flowering is over, leave the main rosette in place as it dies back.

 

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
40 cm
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