Tillandsia Victoriana Air Plants
Tillandsia Victoria is one of the first man-made hybrid air plants, made up of T. Ionantha and T. Brachycaulos. T. Victoria is a medium sized air plant with long, soft thin green colored leaves. Known for its intense coloration, T. Victoriana will blush to an extremely vibrant hot pink color followed by a bloom of many bright purple flowers. It's optimal temperature is 75 +/- 10, with tolerance for higher temperatures and humidity. They appreciate bright stippled sunny areas of lighting.
From Green to Blush
T. Victoria is a medium sized air plant with long, wispy green leaves and prominent trichomes. When going into blush, their leaves will begin to change from green to a vibrant pink color when exposed to high light.
The leaves are a great indicator for the plants need for water. They may show signs of curling and browning when underwatered. Care must be taken to ensure water does not pool in its bulbous base, as this will cause rot. Good air flow will assist with drying and turning the plant upside down after watering will prevent water from pooling.
Bud Formation & Blooms
T. Victoria may bloom multiple times a year with proper care. They have a generally long lasting bloom displaying vibrant pink leaves and bright purple flowers. Fertilizing your Tillandsia with The Drunken Gnome's Bromeliad & Air Plant Food will help encourage budding and brighter blooms.
The purple flowers only last for a few short days. Following the bloom, T. Victoria will begin to loose its blush and revert back to green as it begins its reproduction phase.
Reproduction & Propagation
T. Victoria have a life cycle of growing to maturity and then blooming. Before, during or after blooming the T. Victoria will start producing new baby plants called offsets, which are also known as pups. On average it will produce between 1 - 4+ pups.
The pups will obtain nutrients from the mother plant as she ends her lifecycle. They can be separated once the pups grow to 1/3 or half the size of the mother plant. A gentle tug and twist will not hurt the plants as you remove the pups.
Receiving your Air Plants
No matter what stage your T. Victoria is in at the time of arrival, it will continue to grow and change with time.
Once you receive your new air plant(s), it's important to give them a good soaking and acclimate them to their new environment.
Take care of your air plants and provide for them by nourishing them with good sunlight, airflow, water and nutrients and they will reward you for years to come!
Please Note* Air plant size, color and growth stage may vary slightly according to availability.