The Funckiana Air Plant
The Tillandsia Funckiana is a wild and winding air plant. The needle-like leaves that wind up and down this plant resemble that of a pine tree, yet is very soft to the touch. Resembling that of an evergreen or a caterpillar, they also have a lovely muted light green coloring and a strong, woody base and stretch towards their light source. The lovely light coloring is the perfect accent to any setting or color scheme. It will eventually develop lovely light blush pink tips as well.
When in bloom, it will spike and flower, and will produce a beautiful and vibrant orange-red coloring. Which is a rarer color for air plants.
It is also a hardier plant, which is very good for novice plant owners.
This variety likes to be misted 1-3 times a week,. Once a week in the winter time, and more often and frequently in the summer months.
The Funckiana air plant enjoys very bright morning light, late afternoon sun, as well as indirect sunlight and plenty of air circulation.
Like with any air plant, after the bloom cycle is complete, make sure that you remove any dead leaves to allow new flowers to grow.
Soaks that last too long, trapped water in between its leaves - so after a soaking or a heavy misting, make sure you turn it upside down and shake the excess water free. You can leave the air plant upside down until it is fully dry before placing it back in its home.
WHERE IS IT FROM //
The Tillandsia Funckiana air plant can be found in Venezuela.
COMPATIBLE WITH //
Diamond, all of the Wall Sconces, Orb, Teardrop, the Wreath, and more!
MEASUREMENTS // approximate
W: 2” x H: 8”
FUN FACTS //
This variety will produce several pups all along the stem, and clusters extremely well.
Do you have any other questions about this incredibly interesting air plant or any other air plants? Feel free to view my Introduction to Air Plant Care or my Air Plant Care Blog Series, or ask away in the comments below!