Temperature: In winter Tillandsia are kept at a temperature of 18 - 21 Â°, with a decrease during the night of 16 - 18 Â°; summer - 22 - 29 Â° (on some days can be up to 31 Â°).
Lighting: Plants need good lighting. Distance to the light source 15 - 90 cm. Also requires the presence of light in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum (phyto-lamps Osram-Floura, Silvania, Gro-Lux), as its deficiency can lead to the loss of a colorful painting. Summer make good Tillandsia in the sun.
Accommodation: Most species of Tillandsia cultured on wooden cut, are blocks of softwood bark, cork oak and other trees (in our area - apple, oak, cherry), fixing plants with a soft nylon thread (suitable for this nylon thread). Also useful for fixing Tillandsia special glue "Liquid nail adhesive for small objective".
According to the experience, even in florariume, especially stalked Tillandsia species may begin to dry the beginning of the stem (maybe the heat from the lamps affected). To avoid this, the base of the stem with the roots I wrapped with sphagnum moss. I cling to the grid with a large paper clip
Substrate: Tillandsia blue land cultivated in a mixture of peat, peat moss, pine bark pieces (1: 1: 1) supplemented with charcoal and stiromulya. Planted in pots (7 -9 cm in diameter), with the obligatory high drainage. Transplanted every 2 - 3 years, but every year reformats the substrate, adding a fresh mixture of land. For atmospheric Tillandsia no substrates are not needed.
Watering: Instead of watering or saw cut blocks with plants immersed for some time in the water tank: once in three days - in the summer and once a week - in the winter. Then you need to let the water drain out. Plants were sprayed every day, but do not replace a full spray bathing plants. For some types of Tillandsia (which have a strong pubescence) watering should not be frequent (eg. See. T. tectorum). Humidity for most species should be about 70%, but not more than 80%. For some species (mostly strongly pubescent) humidity of about 50%
Ventilation: Tillandsia need good ventilation. Stagnant air, they can not tolerate even if all the other conditions.
Fertilizer: During the period of Tillandsia fed organic and mineral fertilizers, immersing plants in appropriate nutrient solutions or sprinkling them. Cooked on the recommendation of fertilizer solution must be diluted further by 3-4 times. I use the "Kemira wagon" is also suitable fertilizer for orchids.
Propagation: Propagation is Tillandsia seeds, dividing the old copies or lateral shoots.