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Tillandsia

How to Grow the Tillandsia Air Plant

Watering:

Spray misting is insufficient as the sole means of watering. Tillandsia are happy when they get a good soak 2-3 times each week.

Fertilizing:

Use a good, water soluble fertilizer at 1⁄4 the strength recommended on the label and only use it once a month. To apply fertilizer, make a solution and spray the plants.

• (N) Nitrogen should be in the form of ammonium or nitrate, not urea (which needs soil bacteria to break down).

• (P) Phosphorus – an excess is not harmful and helps combat an excess of nitrogen.

• (K) Potassium is not harmful in large amounts.

• Copper, boron or zinc in minimal quantities under 0.5%.

 

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