Velutina Air Plant



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  • Pet Safe:Yes

This air plant goes through color change at bloom time like a mood ring! The green-olive leaves sprout from the center and deepen to a sun-kissed red when in bloom. The soft-leaved species mimicking velvet is due to the number of trichomes. Trichomes guard against chemical and microbial organisms like aphids. They also absorb water, airborne minerals and regulate water loss by transpiration. The bottom of the stem where the roots are is brown and may fool some as being root rot. 

When blooming, the bracts show off a bright red. The Velutina flowers from the inflorescence consist of several small shoots; each will display only a couple of flowers, making the overall look rounded. 

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Velutina Air Plant
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About Velutina Air Plant

Tillandsia genus is in the Bromeliad family of plants. Their famous cousin you eat for refreshment is the pineapple! Interestingly, they get their moisture needs and nutrients from the air!

Care Level:

Some care required.

Pet Friendly: Yes

Safe for pets.

Fun Facts: Air plants are a ...

Air plants are a variety of Epiphytes, indicating they don't need soil to grow. They support themselves with their roots on a tree or other plant but aren't considered a parasite. The plant's nutritional uptake is from the humidity in the air.

Velutina Air Plant

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people with pets
  • Great for people who like to hang their plants
  • Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
  • Great for people who like fun projects
Velutina Air Plant

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces that have need lush decor
  • Great for spaces with tabletops and desks

Tillandsia Care Guide

Velutina Air Plant

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