Tillandsia is a species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants commonly called ‘airplants’. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, the 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. Propagation is by seeds or by offsets called “pups” which can be separated when about 2/3 the size of the mother plant. The flowers are generally small. The plants are monocarpic which means that they die after blooming. Tillandsia andreana is a species airplant native to Colombia, and is one of a few red flowering airplants. It has coral red flower very similar to Tillandsia funckiana, but doesn’t grow along the stem as Tillandsia funckiana does. Its growth habit is more like Tillandsia fuchsii. Easy to grow, Tillandsia andreana likes plenty of light and regular misting.

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It requires moist air.

Pests and Diseases:

It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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