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Air plant (Tillandsia) 'Curly Slim'

Tillandsia sp. | Bromeliad

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Intriguing variety with curly foliage

Doesn't require soil to thrive

Perfect for a bathroom windowsill

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The kooky curls of this intriguing Tillandsia make a funky accessory for a bright windowsill, shelf or steamy bathroom. Tillandsia ‘Curly Slim’ has broad, silvery-green foliage cascading into a fountain of curly tendrils topped with a long, pink flower spike in summer. The flower and base will produce young ‘pups’ which you can give to friends. Hygienic and air-purifying, this living ornament requires no soil, making it mess-free and easy to maintain. 

Air Plants, or Tillandsia, are rainforest plants which grow naturally on rocks and tree branches, gathering the moisture and nutrients they need from the air around them. Spiky tufts of foliage look good all year round, whilst in summer they’re topped with a bright-coloured bloom. These tropical plants need very little care to thrive – just plenty of light and humidity.

Height and spread: 15-20cm (6-8in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Tender Perennial

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sun or semi shadedappled shade

Flowering Months
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Tillandsia are epiphytic plants which do not require compost to grow. Position Air Plants in bright, filtered light with good air circulation, at a minimum temperature of 5C (41F).
Water frequently from spring to autumn by immersing the entire plant in rainwater or misting thoroughly. Allow the plant to completely drain and dry after each watering. Frequency of soaking can be reduced in winter. Feed monthly by adding a small amount of bromeliad fertiliser to misting water.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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