LIGHT
Lighting for Tillandsias should be bright. They will dry fast and possibly burn in direct sun during the hottest summer months. Tillandsias love direct sun Fall through Spring. Tillandsias may be grown in the house directly in front of a window. Fresh moving air is advisable, but remember, the most important care need is bright light.

Trees, overhangs and window tinting can rob your plants of needed light. Place plants no further away than 3 feet in front of a bright window.

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
Full spectrum artificial light (fluorescent) is best. Plant should be no further than 36" from the fluorescent tubes and can be as close as 6".

TEMPERATURE
Optimum temperature range for tillandsias is 50 - 90 degrees F.

FERTILIZER
Use fertilizer sparingly. Water-soluble fertilizers can be used at 1/4 strength.

TILLANDSIAS IN VIVARIUMS AND OTHER ENCLOSURES
Enclosures should some have some open air. Good air circulation and proper watering schedule must be maintained.

MOUNTING TILLANDSIAS
Mount plants on almost anything, - Driftwood, manzanita, seashells, coral, lava rock, crystals using a non - water soluble glue. Larger plants may be supported with fishing line. Cover exposed adhesive area with sawdust, sand or moss to camouflage.


WATER
Wet or mist your Tillandsia maybe once per week; more often in a hot, dry environment; less often in a cool, humid one. Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in no longer than 4 hours after watering. Spray misting may be insufficient as the sole means of watering, but may be beneficial between regular waterings in dry climates to increase the humidity.
If the plant is in a container, be sure to empty the water out.  Tillandsias will quickly rot in standing water.









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Tillandsia is a genus in the family Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)  The most popular Bromeliad is the common Pineapple.  Tillandsias are usually epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants or objects) Bromeliads are more often terrestrial, (plants that grow in the ground).

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