Tillandsia flabellata

(4 customer reviews)


An exceptional airplant species, Tillandsia Flabellata produces a wonderful multi stemmed coral coloured floral bract with violet flowers.  Like Tillandsia Cyanea this airplant variety can be grown quite happily as an epiphyte, although it is more common place to put Tillandsia Flabellata into a free draining compost and grow it as a pot plant.

When grown as an epiphyte, it is important to ensure that Tillandsia Flabellata has somewhere moist to root, such as moist sphagnum moss attached to cork bark.  This helps to ensure that any roots stay moist.

Supplied bare root and may or may not be currently in flower.

  • Eventual (Mature) Height: 45cm or more
  • Eventual (Mature) Width: 45cm
  • Flower colour: Violet from multi-stemmed floral bract
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Light: Moderate

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4 reviews for Tillandsia flabellata

  1. A J Hodge

    My plant, which is grown in a small pot, reminds me of a firework display. The green leaves arch outwards and the flower bracts (I have nine) shoot up like starbursts with little violet sparkles. A great plant from Craftyplants.

  2. A J Hodge

    Update on review of 24/12/2016
    After it flowered it produced 3 pups which I detached. All are doing well and one now has 6 flower bracts and about to produce flowers. The mother plant is looking a bit tatty but with a little bit of luck will give me 4 more pups before her demise. A great deal from Craftyplants!

  3. William Wight

    Good flowerer, nice looking.

  4. Flavio Ferreri (verified owner)

    I have to admit that it is difficult to put into words how gorgeous this plant is (and it is not tiny nor small!). The coral coloured bracts are just stunning in their beauty. I agree with the review that A J Hodge left above. An impressive firework display, like suspended in time.
    I read you can pot this plant, so I have used orchid potting bark and a small pot. I’m an orchid grower, but am relatively new to Tillandsia.
    So, thank you so much Graham, Alex (and Lizzie) for this awesome gift! I never leave reviews, but this time I felt I had to, my order arrived in less than 48 hours and each plant was carefully wrapped. All healthy and gorgeous. What a fantastic job guys, thanks so very much!

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