The Tillandsia stricta needs a minimum temperature superior to 15įC, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside. Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light.Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Tillandsia stricta
The Tillandsia stricta develops like a perennial herb. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a greenpink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 80 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub.
Fertilization Tillandsia stricta
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Watering Tillandsia stricta
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Treatments Tillandsia stricta
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Tillandsia stricta
These apartment plants favour very well drained soils.
Notes Tillandsia stricta
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.