Tillandsia Funckiana is a small, vine-like air plant with silvery-gray leaves that grow along the stem. It originates from Venezuela in Central America and is a versatile and fun air plant that sometimes grows spirally. It is slender in size but can grow into a spectacular clump decorated with pinkish-red flowers.
Tillandsia Funckiana often split off from their stem producing several branches that resemble a hydra-looking specimen. Their flowers last several days and if left to grow can become huge monsters in a couple years.
These graceful, little air plants are a must have for any collection. Adopt one today.
Originally from regions between Colombia and Venezuela, Tillandsia funckiana ( spelled funkiana by some nurseries ) is a sun-loving air plant. It is a kind of vine that produces “pups” or deviations along the stem and can form a clump rather quickly. Individual plants are very small and delicate. It has bright red flowers that can be produced in almost any season.
They grow best in sunny, outdoor conditions but care needs to be given to ensure they are not burnt or dry out, especially in arid, dry regions.
Spray them once to twice a week in summer to avoid the tips drying out. I find that once they have adapted to the growing conditions, they are actually pretty fast growing.
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: