The Tillandsia Brachycaulos Multiflora is an epiphytic species (plants that live on other plants) native to Central America, in moderately wooded regions, where light can enter well.
The arrangement of the leaves, glossy or semi-glossy, is unique in its kind because it forms a "pseudo-tank" that can keep the water inside the plant itself.
Under certain environmental conditions the leaves turn a bright red color in 1/2 days, regardless of flowering.
The plant is much appreciated for its "rosette" shape, which in well developed plants can reach a diameter of about 30 cm.
Air plants do not need to be grown in the ground, in fact a support is ideal for them (like ours OCTO) that allow it to receive the right light and ventilation.
WATER | Tillandsia Brachycaulos Multiflora appreciates and needs good ambient humidity. Rehydrate 2/3 times a week with a nebulizer or by immersion. Eliminate excess water by turning the plant upside down for a few seconds.
LIGHT | as for all Tillandsias, at home they should be placed in the brightest environments, avoiding that the sun's rays strike directly directly. The red color is largely dependent on light.
TREATMENT | always keep the plant well hydrated, water suffering is manifested by a sadness of the leaves and loss of tissue turgor. In this case, with a couple of dives, the plant can be recovered, aesthetically waiting for the release of new leaves.
FLOWERING | for all species, light, temperature, nutritional status, genetic heritage are factors that play an important role in the flowering process and in the intensity of colors. The flowers are tubular, purple in color, with red bracts, which bloom in spring.