Tillandsia Bulbosa Air Plant Care
|12 Hours filtered light. Some direct sun is OK too, but not all day. Here in south FL, we keep our specimen medusae on the south east facing porch. They don't seem to do well in shade.|
|In humid conditions, mist every other or even every third day. In dry conditions, mist daily. In any condition, allow the plant to completely dry between watering. Soak once or twice monthly for a few minutes (say 10), but plant must dry out within three hours or so. An oscillating fan could help. TOO MUCH WATER WILL KILL YOUR PLANT.|
|Fertilize sparingly once or twice monthly, usually during the soak. Use a good tilandsia fertilizer. We use Grow More 17-8-22, and have samples available for free. You pay for the jar and shipping only. TOO MUCH FERTILIZER WILL BURN YOUR PLANT.|
Tillandsia Bulbosa prefers coastal areas, strands and hammocks. It thrives in hot and humid environments, like cypress swamps. It is considered a herbaceous plant, vascular without woody structure below or above the ground. It is widespread across Central America, the West Indies, southern Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatán Peninsula), and northern and eastern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, the Guianas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Alagoas, Amapá, Pernambuco)
Tillandsia Bulbosa are easily cared for in just about any environment. These plants prefer warm to hot temperatures, humidity, and air circulation. In zones 9 - 10, these plants can survive outdoors, as long as they are protected from frost. In other zones, they may be grown in artificial environments, provided they are misted regularly, provided 12 hours of filtered or artificial sunlight, and moving air. They do not require soil and only require occasional fertilization.