Tillandsia / Air Plant

Tillandsia has an uncanny resemblance to sea urchins, and sea anemones especially when they are in flower, but they are actually live plants from the Bromeliaceae family. Tillandsia are originally found in forest, mountains of Central/South America and West Indies. In some places, they can be seen to be growing on hanging wires. So fancy growing some sea urchins and anemones at home? 😆

Just like orchids, Tillandsias are ephiphytes. Most Tillandsias do not require any media to grow (thus the layman name “Air Plant”) but some do grow in soil and some (usneoides aka “Spanish Moss”) doesn’t even have roots at all and thrives entirely on air moisture and nutrients absorbed through its through well developed trichomes. They are excellent scavengers for nutrients and thus very hardy plants that requires minimal care. Only partial sunlight is required for growing them, thus by hanging them up along window still and balcony will provide them with sufficient lighting and good air flow. A clump of Tillandsia can be split up into individual pups which will gradually grow back into natural clumps over time. After flowering, the pups will dry out and die, and in place, numerous young pups will grow in its wake.


More varieties of the Tillandsia are flowering! Easy to grow and easier to flower! =X

Tillandsia ionantha

Tillandsia ionantha

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39 Responses to “Tillandsia / Air Plant”

  1. Hi, may I know if it is possible to purchase your tillandsia from anywhere else than the Choa Chu Kang location? Or do we have to go there? Thanks much! 🙂

  2. Hihi pony, Where are you located so that I can better advise? You may also order online for them to be delivered to your home. silverelf

  3. Hi silverelf, Sorry for the late response! I just realised that I didn’t select the email update alert option and so all along I mistakenly thought that you hadn’t replied! Sorry! I live in Queenstown. If we make an online purchase, is there a minimum order/set delivery charge? We don’t drive, so getting around the Choa Chu Kang areas is a little daunting. 🙂 Thank you for your help! 🙂

  4. Hihi weirdlittlepony, Not to worry. I am not exactly that speedy in correspondence too, sorry about that ^_^” Yes, there’s minimal order of $100. Delivery fee is $25. Free delivery for purchases above $200. By the way, we will be updating more new Tillandsias soon. About 10 more varieties, so do stay in tune. =) silverelf

  5. Hi Silverelf, May i know how big is the tillandsia flexuosa? Still in stock? Can I buy only this T.flexuosa deliver to Tampines? How do I go there by public transport (bus)? Regards Masnawi

  6. Hi Masnawi, Yes, it is possible to buy this T. flexuosa for delivery to your residence. We have clump sized T. flexuosa at the moment too. Email us at sales@tohgarden.com and we will drop you some pictures with sizes for references. silverelf

  7. Hi Silverelf, I’m interested in Tillandsia xerographica “Jumbo”. Is it still available, if yes, at what price ? Rgds Terence

  8. Dear Terence, Yes, but more options will be available if you visit us next weekend. Price for Jumbo size will be $150. Thank you. silverelf

  9. Hi Silverelf, Is it possible to buy only one Tillandsia glass ball if I go down to your store instead of having to purchase at least $100 worth of plants before I can check out from the online store?

  10. Hi Lisa, Yes you can visit our farm directly. There are 3 sizes available. S – $5, M – $10, L -$15. =) silverelf

  11. Can i visit your airplant farm? What is the address?

  12. Hi Tan, Yes, you may visit us. http://www.tohgarden.com/contact-us/ We are primarily an orchid nursery but we produce tropical airplant as well. silverelf

  13. Hi, I just bought 5 tillandsia from your nursery today. I did not manage to get all the 5 names from the owner’s father. He told me that his son will know the names of the plant. can i send the pictures to you and you identify them for me. thanks.

  14. can i have your email address so that i can send you pic of the tillandsia i want to buy in your garden.

  15. Hi Helen, Kindly send your pictures to sales@tohgarden.com for ID. silverelf

  16. Hi Helen, Please email us directly at sales@tohgarden.com silverelf

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  18. hi silverelf,Can i visit your airplant farm tml ?

  19. Hi Jon, Apologies for the belated reply. Yes, we are open to public during operating hours. Just drop by for a visit next time =) silverelf

  20. hi , do you also sell decorative glass containers for air plants?

  21. Dear Sunit, Yes, we have glass ball type of glass containers with metallic stands for airplants. silverelf

  22. Ho ho ho merry christmas and good morning, Pls provide me your farm address and its location. I am a keen air plant collector and do pls update me your latest air plants at your farm. Thank you

  23. hi how to help the fasciculata to fully bloom ? the flower buds remains no change since I bought from your farm about 1 to 2 weeks ago. and what is the best place to put the plant ? can I spray on the flowers? thanks

  24. Hi Mr Tan, You can refer to http://www.tohgarden.com/contact-us/ for a map and directions as to how to get to our farm. Thank you. silverelf

  25. Hi Julia, For the airplant to produce nice flowers, it has to receive sufficient sunlight during the blooming stage. Try to keep your airplant closer to windows with sunlight coming in at home so that they can receive more sunlight. silverelf

  26. Kindly send me your address thanks

  27. Dear Toh Garden, I’m a fan of tillandsia (and just start collecting), and I am looking for the following tillandsia if you have: * tillandsia Sister Theresa * tillandsia Capitata Domengensis * tillandsia Capitata Red * tillandsia Elhersiana * tillandsia Lucille Should you have these genus / species, please kindly advise availability & price. I’m planning to visit your nursery this weekend if those are available. Thanks a lot in advance.

  28. Pls provide me your farm address and its location. I am a air plant collector and do pls update me your latest air plants at your farm. Thank you

  29. Hi Susan, You can find us here; http://www.tohgarden.com/contact-us/ silverelf

  30. Hi Henry, Unfortunately, we do not have these Tillandsia you’ve mentioned. We only produce those varieties that grow vigorously in our climate. We usually bring in hybrids in their seedling/small size forms and try to produce them here. We continue producing those that grow well and phase out those that don’t do well. This is to prevent our customers from buying varieties that die easily in our tropical climate. We had complains in the past of varieties like Tillandsia tectorum dying out easily as its not suitable for our climate. silverelf

  31. Hi Susan, You can find our farm here; http://www.tohgarden.com/contact-us/ silverelf

  32. hi, do you sell fertilizers for airplants at toh garden?

  33. Hi Vincent, We use Ezi Gro NPK63 for our airplants, yes you can get it at our farm. silverelf

  34. Hi! Are you still selling air plants? And what varieties are avaliable? Thanks!

  35. Silverelf , Hi, I live in Manila but I have 2 daughters living in Bishan , Can I order new varieties from you and can it be brought to Manila via door to door delivery or is it permited ? I am a new to tilly’s and would love to have the varierties with different colorful leaves or flowers … what is your minimum number of pieces when I order . Pls tell us me your garden address so I can tell one of my daughters to visit you …thanks

  36. Hi Ray, Yes, we are selling airplants. We have common varieties like T. ionantha, T. funckiana etc and also some of the hybrids. silverelf

  37. Hi Jodi, Yes, you can order from us directly. There’s no minimum if your daughters are visiting us. You can find a map to our nursery here http://www.tohgarden.com/contact-us/ Thank you. silverelf

  38. Hello: I am interested in the jumbo TILLANDSIA XEROGRAPHICA and any other jumbo air plants that you have available. Can these be shipped to the US? Thank you Kiley

  39. Hi Shannon, Thank you for your interest. You can visit us directly to select the plants! silverelf

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