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Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tillandsia scaposa syn. Tillandsia ionantha var. scaposa

 

Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa

Tillandsia is a genus of evergreen, perennial flowering plants commonly called airplants. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, 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 scaposa is a species airplant which is native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is thought by some to be synonymous with Tillandsia kolbii although others disagree. It is a small airplant with thick green foliage and produces violet flowers when in bloom.

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plant Features
  • Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa

Latin name

Tillandsia scaposa syn. Tillandsia ionantha var. scaposa

type

Epiphyte

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.0 - 5.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Airplant (Species) Tillandsia scaposa is 0.08meters x 0.10meters 0.08 M 0.10 M

Tillandsia scaposa syn. Tillandsia ionantha var. scaposa

Tillandsia is a genus of evergreen, perennial flowering plants commonly called airplants. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, 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 scaposa is a species airplant which is native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is thought by some to be synonymous with Tillandsia kolbii although others disagree. It is a small airplant with thick green foliage and produces violet flowers when in bloom.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Tillandsias can be grown basically anywhere, on rocks, in a seashell or on coral, in ceramic or pottery, attached to wood (not pressure treated wood this is impregnated with copper, and copper will kill your plant). When considering what you are going to do with your plant don’t forget that you have to be able to water it and it has to be placed somewhere that it will get sufficient light. Give them bright, filtered light.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Flowers can last from several days to many months, depending on the species, and different species bloom at different times depending also on its care and environment. You can expect blooms from mid winter through mid summer depending on the plant.

 
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