Tilancia is an exotic indoor plant that impresses with its impressive flowering that grows with beautiful elongated flowers among its lush foliage. It comes from the jungles of America and more specifically from Ecuador. In its natural environment it lives as an epiphysis, that is, attached to tree trunks. It has elongated pointed green leaves that form a rosette. From the “heart” of the foliage, a beautiful pink flower sprouts, also in the notches of its flower, it produces beautiful small fragrant purple flowers.
What is the proper mounting position for the tilantas?
Tilantas need a bright place in the house. However, away from direct sunlight to have satisfactory growth and flowering. Suitable temperature conditions for storing the dirt are 17-25 ° C during the day, while at night the temperature should not be below 15 ° C. Avoid placing the dirt plant between cold and hot currents, as well as near radiators.
What kind of soil does tilancia need to thrive?
For planting tilantia, we use topsoil for indoor plants that ensures good drainage to avoid root rot that can be created due to excessive moisture.
What watering and fertilizing needs does tilancia have?
Tilantia has no special requirements and is a plant that needs minimal care. In spring and autumn it needs watering once a week. In the summer season, we additionally spray its foliage to ensure cool conditions. Add a small amount of liquid fertilizer every 2 months, as bromelia has a slow growth and limited needs for nutrients.
A tip for caring for tilanta
The tilanta is infested by the insects of the meligra, the thrips and the blackbird. We can preventively spray with an improvised solution that we make by dissolving 20 grams of grated green soap and 5ml of alcohol in 1 liter of water. Regarding pruning tilantia, the only care needed is to remove yellow or dried leaves that will be found on the plant.