Cotton Candy (Air Plant)

Original price was: ₹600.00.Current price is: ₹298.00.

Genus                                   :             Tillandisa

“The Cotton Candy (Air Plant) Plant is a delightful and unique addition to any home or office. Its soft and fluffy appearance resembles cotton candy, creating a whimsical and charming atmosphere. Bring this eye-catching plant into your space and enjoy its easy care and captivating beauty.”

Cotton Candy, also known as Tillandsia, is a unique and stunning air plant that is a popular choice among plant enthusiasts for its distinct appearance and easy care requirements. Here’s a more detailed description of Cotton Candy (Air Plant):

Appearance: Cotton Candy air plants are small to medium-sized plants that typically grow in a tight clump or cluster of leaves. The leaves are thick, fleshy, and usually soft to the touch, resembling the texture of cotton candy, which is where the plant gets its common name. The leaves are usually light green or grayish-green in color, and they can curl or twist in various directions, giving the plant a whimsical and playful appearance. The leaves also have small, scale-like structures called trichomes that allow the plant to absorb moisture and nutrients from the air, which is why air plants do not require soil to grow.

Size: Cotton Candy air plants can vary in size, but they generally range from 2 to 6 inches in height, with a similar width. However, some mature plants can grow larger and form a clump that can reach up to 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

Flowering: Cotton Candy air plants produce a single, slender spike or inflorescence that emerges from the center of the plant and extends above the foliage. The inflorescence typically bears small, tubular flowers that can come in various colors, such as purple, pink, red, or yellow, depending on the species or cultivar. The flowers are usually short-lived, lasting only a few days to a few weeks, but they add a burst of color and beauty to the plant when in bloom.

Care Requirements: Cotton Candy air plants are known for their low-maintenance nature, making them a popular choice for indoor gardens, terrariums, or as unique decor accents. Here are some general care requirements for Cotton Candy air plants:

  1. Light: Cotton Candy air plants prefer bright, indirect light, such as near a window with filtered sunlight or under fluorescent lights. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as it can cause leaf burn.
  2. Water: Air plants do not require soil, but they do need regular misting or soaking to absorb moisture from the air. Mist your Cotton Candy air plant with water 2-3 times a week or soak it in water for 15-30 minutes once a week. Shake off excess water after watering to prevent rot.
  3. Air circulation: Air plants thrive in good air circulation, so make sure to provide adequate air movement around the plant. Avoid placing them in enclosed or poorly ventilated areas.
  4. Temperature: Cotton Candy air plants prefer moderate temperatures, ranging from 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 32 degrees Celsius). Protect them from frost or extreme heat.
  5. Fertilizer: Although air plants can absorb nutrients from the air, they can benefit from occasional fertilization. Use a weak, water-soluble orchid or bromeliad fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring to fall).
  6. Display: Cotton Candy air plants can be displayed in various creative ways, such as in glass terrariums, mounted on driftwood, nestled in decorative containers, or attached to wire frames. They can be used as standalone accents or combined with other air plants, succulents, or decorative elements to create unique displays.

In conclusion, Cotton Candy (Air Plant) is a fascinating and low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of whimsy and beauty to any indoor garden or home decor. With the right care, this unique air plant can thrive and become a delightful addition to your plant collection.


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