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 funckiana is a species airplant native to Columbia and north west Venezuela. It is an attractive airplant species with needle like leaves, gradually forming a fantastic clump. One of the few red flowering air plants. It is believed by some that Tillandsia funckiana is a synonym of Tillandsia andreana, but not by others.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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