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Arrival of Baby “Squishy” Tillandsia

Baby "Squishy" TillandsiaWe are proud to announce the arrival of a new baby tillandsia! The fairies have named this little cutie “Squishy” and both Mama and baby are doing great.

Baby Tillandsia - Air Plant

Tillandsia are are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only. Reproduction is by seeds or by offsets called “pups”. A single plant could have up to a dozen pups.