Frequently Asked Questions

Aquí tienes toda la información sobre nuestras plantas: tillandsias, suculentas y aráceas. De dónde vienen, cómo se cuidan y la manera como comprarlas. Para cualquier duda sobre los envíos consulta el apartado "procedimiento de compra y envíos". Si aun así tienes dudas, contáctanos!

Airplants

What are airplants?


Airplants or tillandsias are a genus of plants, native to South America, that belong to the bromeliad family. Tillandsia Tectorum "Snow"
Its main feature is that most of them are aerial plants, that is, they usually live without any substrate. This is possible because they have the ability to absorb the necessary water and nutrients through the leaves. And ... how do they do it? Almost all have the so-called "trichome": tiny white hair spread all over it's surface and is responsible for trapping nutrients and water that come into contact with the plant. Tillandsia Albertiana Like all plants, tillandsias also bloom, with the peculiarity that they only do it once in their life. It's a spectacular bloom, since the colors of the flowers are very striking; Lilac is the most common color, but there are also yellows, oranges, blues, reds, browns and even greens.
They bloom when they reach maturity, and it's at this moment that they give us their pups, pups or offsets; small shoots and future plants that appear in the middle of the leaves or at the base of the plant and grow and develop all together, creating a growing colony of plants.




How to care for an airplant?


Tillandsias are one of the most resistant and grateful plants that exist. It's care is minimal if we have them in the right place. Like all plants, tillandsias do photosynthesis, that is, they do need light and water. Let's see more details:

  • Light
Tillandsia Stricta The more light, the better. We will never expose them to summer Sun, that would dry them out very quickly, since they are plants that have no substrate, and therefore do not have access to the moisture that substract would provide them.
In general terms, the whiter the plant, the more light it needs, and if it is green, it can survive in an environment with less light. If you have any questions about a particular plant, do not hesitate to consult the data of each plant or send us a message using our contact form
  • Water
Tillandsia Xerographica Tillandsias must be watered by spraying them on their entire surface. The frequency to do so will depend on the environment in which they are, and the time of the year.
As a general rule, they should be sprayed generously twice or thrice a week (every 2 or 3 days) in spring and summer, and once a week or less (every 10 days) in winter.
It's essential that the plant dries in a moderate time, that's why it has to be quite breezy so that it is not wet for many hours. The best time to water our tillandsia is in the morning, since it has time to dry completely before the night comes. In some species with pseudo-bulb it is important to ensure that there is no water left inside the plant. More details on each description of the species. It's important to follow these general rules, but just as important is to observe our plant, since it communicates with signs if it is healthy and happy, or if there's something missing. Tillandsia Magnusiana If their leaves roll inwards and compresses itself, it means there's lack of water and humidity, therefore, it must be watered. On the other side, we will see how the plant stretches its leaves and opens them by being in a sufficiently humid environment. In the same way, it's normal that the tips of the leaves are a bit dry and yellowish, but if this brown color is gaining ground, it is that the plant needs more moisture. If what is missing is light, we will see how the plant loses its intense green color and becomes softer and weaker. On the other hand, if it has a good amount of light, some species may blush, that is, change their tender leaves to red.




Indoors or outdoors?


They acclimatize perfectly to any environment Tillandsia Houston that has a minimum of natural lighting.
If they are indoors, we should have them near a window (avoiding direct sunlight) or in a enough illuminated room and will have to be moistened more often, since in indoors the environment is usually drier.

Outside, we will have them in a cool place in summer, protected from the strong midday sun, and protected from the winter cold (less than 5ºC).
The requirements vary depending on the species. Take a look to the individual files, or contact us!





Succulents

How to care for a succulent?


The so-called succulent plants require very little maintenance and therefore are easy to care for. They usually come from hot and very dry climates, so you will have to water them little and give them the maximum possible light.

  • Light: the more light the better. Most tolerate direct sun, and this is how they live in their habitat; Moreover, we will see that if we do not have them in sufficient light, their growth will be irregular and poor.
  • Watering: succulents have the ability to store water in their leaves and stems, so they are resistant to lack of water. We will usually water moderately and only when the substrate is dry. In general it is once a week in summer and once every fifteen days in winter.
  • Substrate: draining, avoid clay substrate.





Buying and Shipping

How to buy?


It's very easy. In our online store we have all the species available in our collection, you choose a species, a size and you add it to the cart! In the case of the complements the process is exactly the same. If you want a plant + support, let us know at the time of placing the order, in the "notes" section, or through the web form, email or whatsapp, so that we can prepare the plant for you. You can pay by bank card, by Paypal or if you prefer by bank transfer. Once we receive the order, we will have it ready to ship in 48 hours at most. You will receive confirmation email and follow up on the status of your order.




What's the real size of the plant I'm buying?


The size of the available plants is similar to that shown in the catalog photos.
If you are looking for a specific size or species, do not hesitate to contact us, sometimes we have bigger plants or speceis that are not on the general store!




How does shipping work?


We ship throughout all countries inside European Economic Area, these are: Germany, Austria, Bulgary, Belgium, Ciprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
We send the plants perfectly packaged and protected to arrive in perfect condition. The price of the shipments is relative to the weight of the products that are sent. We use the Spanish Post Office service (Correos) with the following modalities, times and prices:

  • Tracked certified shipping (3 - 4 business days) - from € 7
If you have chosen certified shipping, we will inform you of the tracking number so you know where your package is at all time. Shipping is free for purchases over 100 euros.





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