Tillandsia funckiana


Tillandsia funckiana


State:Flower age
Age:Adult Palnt
Type of Pot:Ceramic plate
Cultivation location:Exterior / Interior
Light Level:Shade

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Tillandsia funckiana: The Enchanting Branched Tillandsia

Meet Tillandsia funckiana, a unique and stunning air plant that adds a touch of sculptural greenery to any environment. Native to Venezuela and Colombia, this species possesses characteristics that make it special:

  • Distinct Foliage: Unlike many Tillandsias, funckiana has thin, elongated leaves resembling pine needles. These leaves grow along a main stem that gracefully curves and twists, creating a branched form that delights the eyes.
  • Air Adaptability: Being a true air plant, Tillandsia funckiana obtains water and nutrients from the air through small structures on its leaves called trichomes. This makes it ideal for cultivation in soilless environments, such as tree trunks, coconut husks, or hanging on structures with Spanish moss.
  • Low Maintenance: Tillandsia funckiana is known for being an easy-care plant. It requires only periodic soaking and good air circulation to thrive.
  • Charming Variety: Tillandsia funckiana exhibits some variability in its growth. Some plants may display a shorter stem and denser leaves, while others develop long stems and sparse branches. This diversity makes each specimen unique and adds visual interest to any collection.

Essential Care:

To keep your Tillandsia funckiana healthy and vibrant, follow these basic care guidelines:

  • Watering: Water your Tillandsia funckiana by soaking. Fully submerge the plant in water for 10-15 minutes, once or twice a week, depending on the climate and air circulation. Allow it to dry completely before placing it back on its support.
  • Light: Provide filtered indirect light. Avoid intense direct sunlight, which can burn the leaves.
  • Air Circulation: Keep Tillandsia funckiana in a location with good air circulation to prevent moisture buildup and fungal growth.
  • Fertilization: Fertilization is not essential, but you can occasionally provide a diluted bromeliad-specific fertilizer in the watering water.

Tillandsia funckiana: A Touch of Aerial Greenery in Your Home

With its unique form, distinct foliage, and low maintenance, Tillandsia funckiana is the perfect choice for both beginner and experienced air plant collectors. Add a touch of sculptural greenery to your space and be amazed by the beauty and ease of growing this charming air plant.

Additional Tips:

  • You can lightly mist your Tillandsia funckiana between soakings, especially in dry climates.
  • During flowering, Tillandsia funckiana may display a pink or purple inflorescence, adding more charm to the plant.
  • Tillandsias funckiana are ideal for closed terrariums, provided they receive adequate air circulation to prevent rotting.

With proper care, your Tillandsia funckiana will thrive, bringing a touch of nature and unique beauty to your home.

Additional information

Weight0,5 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 10 cm


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