Tillandsia albertiana is a wonderful and easy species to grow. It has a limited distribution in North West Argentina on rocks faces in damp areas along mountain streams shaded from full sun. This species has a lovely shape with distichous or mirrored leaf pattern, similar to species like myosura or caliginosa. The most beautiful thing about albertiana is its very large bright Red flowers that contrast perfectly with the lush mid green foliage. It is one of the hardier (cold tolerant) species. It loves a damp but airy environment away from full mid day sun.
Tillandsia bulbosa is a unique species that has a bulbous shape. It has a wide distribution in the wild, from Mexico and the West Indies, through central America, Ecuador and Northern Brazil. In the wild this species has a symbiotic association with ants which can live in the leaf base cavities, as does several other species like seleriana, butzii and others. This species is easy to grow and eventually makes a nice clump. It likes medium light levels and regular wetting. It is tolerant of higher humidity and less air movement, making it suitable for bathrooms and terrariums.
Tillandsia butzii from Mexico and through Central America to Panama, is an easy and rewarding species to grow. It has attractive, mottled, bulbous leaf bases and long twisting green leaves. The flower spike is quite long and has red bracts with purple flowers. This species can quickly grow into an impressive clump. It grows in similar conditions to other green leafed species, enjoying mid to low light levels and plenty of regular moisture.
Tillandsia filifolia is a Mesic (moderate humidity) growing species from Central Mexico and Costa Rica. It has a lovely round pincushion shape with fine, thread like green leaves. The flower spike is long and branched and produces many small, purple flowers. It is very easy to grow in low to medium light levels with regular misting and good air-movement.
I am a total novice when it comes to Tillandsia so I ordered a beginners pack and the Messic pack. Plants arrived in perfect condition after travelling 748 miles. They were very well and carefully packed and are exquisite plants and a couple of them had pups included with the main plant. The quality is extremely good and Andrew is very willing to answer any questions that you may have. I have no hesitation in ordering more plants from Andy's Air plants to increase my collection.
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Fast and well packed as usual. You can always trust Andy with airplants! Definitely will be back for more :)
Absolutely amazing customer service... he noticed I had wrongly purchased a extra plant which was already included in the selection I had chosen and he replaced it with another more expensive variant. Thank you for your speedy service and attention go detail in your order fulfillment. Will definitely be using this shop in the future
Received quickly and well packed, hoping I can look after them and help them flourish. Thanks to Andy for the info/care sheet and personal email.