petrichor of pachamama

Tillandsia bulbosa 'Guatemala'

Tillandsia bulbosa 'Guatemala'

petrichor of pachamama

Tillandsia bulbosa 'Guatemala'

Regular price $6.00

Tillandsia bulbosa 'Guatemala' is the smaller version of T. bulbosa 'Belize'. Both are just so whimsical! T. bulbosa is native to Central America and has a clumping growth habit. They can often be found clinging to trees in dense forests,  mangrove thickets, and lianans. The form of T. bulbosa is reminiscent of T. caput-medusae and T. butzii. T. bulbosa exhibits an exaggerated bulbous base with tendril-like  leaves that are a deeply green and have a twisted contorted appearance. When T. bulbosa begins to blush the uppermost leaves will begin to produce scarlet tones and a short flower stalk will arise from the center of the plant showcasing bright violet tubular flowers.

T. bulbosa is one of the Tillandsia species that does well in lower light conditions, however, they thrive best in bright indirect light. This plant is prone to rot as the tightly packed leaves that form the bulbous base are excellent at trapping water. Luckily, T. bulbosa does not require a dunk or a bath. Misting this species about 3 times a week or more often if the air in your home is very dry is sufficient for these plants to thrive.

Fertilizing is not necessary; however, it encourages faster growth, off-setting, blushing, and blooming! To fertilize, we recommend misting your specimen with a foliar fertilizer such as our Foliar Feed at least once a month.

Your specimen will be about 4-to-5 inches in length.

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