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Germination of

Tillandsia usneoides

Live Spanish Moss: Greybeard, Long Moss, Spanish Beard, Tillandsia Usneoides

Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia usneoides: Tillandsia usneoides, commonly known as Spanish moss, can be propagated from seed, but it is more commonly propagated through division. If you choose to start with seeds, the seeds should be sown on the surface of a soil mix that is a blend of sphagnum peat moss and perlite. The soil should be kept moist and the container should be covered with plastic wrap to maintain humidity. The ideal temperature for germination is between 20�C to 25�C. Germination can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months, depending on the conditions.

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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