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Germination of

Tillandsia denudata

Andre's Airplant, Tillandsia Andreana, Pink Quill.

Tillandsia denudata

Tillandsia denudata: Tillandsia denudata, commonly known as the "Naked Tillandsia," is a species of epiphytic air plant that grows without soil. To germinate Tillandsia denudata, start by soaking the seeds in room temperature water for about 24 hours. After soaking, place the seeds on top of a moist growing medium, such as sphagnum moss or perlite, in a warm and bright location. The ideal temperature for germination is between 70-80�F (21-27�C). Mist the seeds and growing medium frequently to keep them moist but not waterlogged. Germination typically occurs within 2-4 weeks, but may take up to 8 weeks. Once the seedlings have grown to a sufficient size, they can be transplanted onto a suitable growing surface, such as a piece of bark or driftwood.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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