Tillandsia Baileyi “Halley’s Comet”


Tillandsia Baileyi “Halley’s Comet” is a species of air plant that has been cultivated. It is a hybrid of the regular pseudo-bulb T.baileyi. This air plant grows to around 25cm in length, but clumps vigorously and can get quite dense over time. It’s leaves are a dark greenish-silver and twists and twirls naturally. Often resembling the shape of a comet, and it’s trail. Tillandsia Baileyi is a great addition to any air plant collection. The plant is low maintenance, can take on frequent watering, and produces a purple flower tip.

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Tillandsia Baileyi “Halley’s Comet” is a hybrid cultivar of air plant. It is found along the Gulf Of Mexico to Texas. This air plant gets its name from the long, twirling leaves that spiral out of control from the base. In doing so, it forms a ball-like shape, similar to that of a comet. Because of this shape they are found to be interesting and a modern abstraction.

The plant clumps readily and offsets pups at the base ( viviparous plant). And so one can easily harvest more T.Baileyi after several months to a year. The plant is rigid, and has smooth, thick leaves which are dark green in color.

Tillandsia Baileyi thrives in good light conditions, but can do with frequent watering in the hotter seasons. One can attach the plant to a wire or piece of wood and displayed outdoors or indoors. If indoors, ensure that the plant receives enough moisture, by either spraying it twice a week or leaving it close to a window or door.

During bloom the plant’s stem blushes a deep pink, and produces a purple flower with a yellow tip.



Tillandsias // Air Plants

We have an extensive collection of Tillandsias. They are an incredible epiphyte that grows naturally in Central and South America. They are simply magical and do well as a standalone piece or displayed in a terrarium or mount. These are some of our favorites:

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