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Tillandsia secunda in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tillandsia secunda

 

Tillandsia secunda

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 secunda produces an inflorescence which is an erect rose red scape with side branches, all bearing violet coloured downward facing flowers.

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plant Features
  • Tillandsia secunda likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Tillandsia secunda likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Tillandsia secunda is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tillandsia secunda likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tillandsia secunda

Latin name

Tillandsia secunda

type

Epiphyte

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.0 - 5.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tillandsia secunda likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Tillandsia secunda is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tillandsia secunda likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Tillandsia secunda 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 Tillandsia secunda is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Tillandsia secunda

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 secunda produces an inflorescence which is an erect rose red scape with side branches, all bearing violet coloured downward facing flowers.


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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