Tillandsia Red Torch / Velutina x Compressa Care Instructions
Tillandsia Red Torch or Velutina x Compressa is very easy to grow. Thisprolific air plant blooms with a giant red spike in the center. And this stunning air plant is ready to bloom! Take your air plants out of the box as soon as they arrive. Follow the easy steps in the air plant care guide included to get started.
Some Velutina x Compressa plants are currently blooming / budding!! They bloom at different times so we cannot guarantee that they are blooming when we ship. All blooming plants will be given out to first few customers or as they become available***
+ Water +
Soak your Tillandsia Red Torch/ Velutina x Compressa once a week in a bowl of water for 10 minutes each time. You can also mist your plant with a spray bottle 3-4 times a week if it needs more water between the soakings. Tillandsias absorb water through leaves instead of roots. Gently shake off any excessive water from the leaves of the air plant after each watering. Place your air plant somewhere with good air circulation to dry them completely within 4 hours of watering. Do not put it under the sun or near heaters/AC units as intense heat and cold temperature can damage the plants.
+ Light +
Tillandsia Velutina x Compressa does well indoors but likes bright, indirect light. Keep this plant away from direct sunlight as this will cause the plant to develop burn marks.
+ Air +
Tillandsia Velutina x Compressa air plant does best in warm environments between 50 – 80 F. It needs good air circulation and some humidity as well.
Check out our ultimate care guide for detailed tips on taking care of your air plant.
Air Plant Details
|Plant Name||Tillandsia Red Torch / Velutina x Compressa|
|Height||~10.0 – 12.0″|
|Light||Bright indirect sunlight or office fluorescent lighting|
|Water||Moderately drought resistant. Mist 3-4 times a week or soak once a week|