Tillandsia Crocata

Tillandsia crocata is perhaps the most fragrant tillandsias for cultivation due to its tiny size. The plant grows saxicolously (on rocks) in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay at elevations of 90 – 2700 meters and forms an attractive clump. Tillandsia crocata is easy to cultivate, requires bright light, needs to be watered regularly but needs to dry out between waterings. It will grow in a range of different conditions, is fairly tough and a great favorite.

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Tillandsia Crocata is an easy air plant to grow. This species has the strongest, most delightful fragrance of any Tillandsia. The yellow flowers of T.crocata rival the sugary romance of a gardenia or jasmine. The buttercup color and shape of the bloom is sweet and elegant in appearance, but the fragrant flower can melt your senses.

Tillandsia Crocata is a short-stemmed, xerophyte that forms small, bundled clumps that produce wonderful yellow flowers.

This air plant has untidy, slightly re-curved gray green leaves. They can grow to around 15cm in length and are covered in silvery, coarse, scale-like trichomes.

This air plant species prefers to be grown without soil mounted on wood or grown bare root on slabs of bark or tree fern fiber or on nearly any substrate. Tillandsia Crocata likes bright indirect light and protection from hot sun, it is best placed in a sheltered spot in the garden during the summer to facilitate flowering. In a dark location the plant will gradually weaken and wither. It blooms in Spring.

Although it is small it makes up for this in color and fragrance.

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 10 x 5 x 5 cm

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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