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Germination of

Tillandsia ionantha

Vibrant Air Plant: Tillandsia, Spanish Moss, Old Man's Beard

Tillandsia ionantha

For Tillandsia ionantha, you will need to soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing them. Use a well-draining soilless mixture with good aeration and moisture retention capacity, such as a mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite in a 1:1 ratio. Sow the seeds on the surface of the medium and press them lightly to ensure good contact with the substrate. Cover the container with clear plastic or a glass lid to maintain high humidity levels and place it under bright, indirect light. The temperature should be around 70-85�F (21-29�C) during the day and 60-70�F (15-21�C) at night. The seeds should germinate in about 2-4 weeks.

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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