Tillandsia Xerographica Seedling - 2-4 Inches Wide - Help Support Sustainable FarmingRegular price $9.95
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Grown from seed!
Tillandsia Xerographica is internationally recognized as an endangered species. Due to its restrictive status, growers are generally required to keep a certain number of offsets (pups) for future mother plants. Propagation via offsets only, although quicker than seed production, has been shown to limit genetic variability across the species. Think of it this way, if all Xerographica were propagated by offsets only, every plant would just be a copy of a copy.
Out of necessity to increase the number of plants on the farms, many have started the arduous process of growing Xerographica by seeds. This process involves waiting for plants to bloom, distributing pollen, finding the plants that are producing seed (not all do!), and preparing the seed on windscreen material to begin the germination process.
The small plants that we have today are 3-4 year old, hardy seedlings. Besides being more genetically diverse compared to many other commercialized Xerographica, seedling plants also will show a regular adult shape at a much smaller size. The second photo demonstrates that these are grown by seed, as the earliest, smallest leaves, albeit dry, are still attached.
Supporting air plant farms who are undertaking the painstaking investment of hand pollination, time and massive growing space ensures that Xerographica will be around to be enjoyed by generations to come.
If you are not completely happy with the health and vitality of your air plants we will replace them at no cost to you. Just notify us via email with a photo of the damaged plants within 30 days of receiving your order and we will ship out replacements. No return or shipping charges. It is that simple.
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Our air plants are guaranteed against winter shipping conditions. We will replace damaged plants at no cost to you.
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