The ornamental plant business does provide many advantages because now there are more and more people beginning to grow and cultivate varieties of Tillandsia as an ornamental plant. Treatment and cultivation of tillandsia or water plants where these ornamental plants have now become the target of collectors of ornamental plants are quite easy. According to information circulating, Tillandsia is included in a genus of about 650 of the species which has perennial and green flowering plants. These plants include the Bromeliaceous family from tropical forests, moist mountains and deserts with the dry condition in Central and South part of America and in the West part of Indies. One of the famous water plants is the Spanish Moss or also known as Tillandsia Usneoides.
Ornamental Plants Considered Unique
The Tillandsia plant is considered unique. The interesting thing about this plant is that it closes their stomata during the daytime with the aim of preventing the evaporation of water on their leaves, and then it opens its stomata at night in order to improve the carbon dioxide in the body them and also release oxygen. If you want to cultivate Tillandsia, you can try it, because the cultivation of tillandsia is not too difficult. You do not have to worry about the temperature in the tropics that reaches between 32 and 40 degrees Celsius. The thing you need to note is, this plant is very sensitive to frost, except the species Tillandsia usneoides or Spanish Moss, the plant can even survive at a temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Tillandsia species generally include epiphytes, which means they can grow without soil media as they stick to other media to keep the plant alive. Most of these species absorb moisture and nutrients through the leaves, absorb rainwater, absorb moisture, and also dust, pick up nutrients from decaying leaves, and through the rest of the insect’s debris. Some types of aerial plants are moss balls or Tillandsia recurvata and Spanish moss or Tillandsia usneoides. For more information, visit Thetillandsia.com.