We suggest growing the the Tillandsia cyanea In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Tillandsia cyanea in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Tillandsia cyanea
These plants are perennial herbs. Tillandsia cyanea Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a greenpurplepink colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 60 cm high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Fertilization Tillandsia cyanea
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Tillandsia cyanea
Letís avoid watering the the Tillandsia cyanea excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Tillandsia cyanea
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Tillandsia cyanea
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Tillandsia cyanea
If desired, we can grow the the Tillandsia cyanea in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.