TILLY THE TILLANDSIA USNEOIDES
Tilly should be placed near an east or west facing window where she can enjoy plenty of indirect natural light. Tilly’s vines can be a bit sensitive to direct sunlight so make sure she only receives morning or evening sunlight when the sun is not as strong. Lighting-wise Tilly pairs perfectly with Juliette (Ceropegia Woodii or string of hearts) and Curly Wurly (Aeschynanthus Rasta or Lipstick Plant)
There are two ways you can water Tilly.
Tilly loves a humid environment. Place her in a humid room, in a bathroom or by a humidifier. Find out how you can increase humidity here.
The perfect indoor temperature for Tilly is between 21-28°C. As long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 20°C, Tilly will be happy.
Spray Tilly’s leaves once a month with a diluted houseplant fertiliser. This should not be a substitute for watering. Tilly should still be watered weekly in a bowl of water or misted regularly to stay hydrated.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR AIR PLANT
Brown tips - This could be for two reasons
- Tilly is dehydrated and ready for a drink. Place her in a bowl of water for 2-3 hours to hydrate her.
- She is suffering from lack of humidity. Keep misting her leaves or place her in the bathroom for a boost of humidity.
Black vines/rotting vines - This often happens when there’s too much moisture on Tilly’s leaves. After you water Tilly place her on a dry towel and wipe away any excess water before she gets placed back in her usual spot.
OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS
Top tip 1: Air plants prefer good air circulation and won’t complain if placed by an open window. The fresh air will keep them happy.
Top tip 2: Tilly is one of the best houseplants for absorbing indoor and outdoor toxins.
Top tip 3: A weekly soak is enough to keep Tilly happy. Do not leave Tilly in a bowl of water for longer than 4 hours as this might lead to rotting vines.