Tillandsia Ionantha Rubra likes bright, indirect light. Display your Rubra somewhere near the window where it can get some indirect light during the day. If you don’t have natural sunlight coming in, office fluorescent lighting would do the job too. Just avoid direct sunlight since the plant can get burnt.
Just so, how do you care for Lithops optica rubra?
Grow in full sun or on a very sunny window sill. Water lightly in the fall and spring growing seasons, waiting for the soil to fully dry before watering again. Do not water in winter or when Lithops is splitting. Begin spring watering only when the older, outer leaves have shriveled into paper-thin sheets.
Besides, how do you grow optica rubra?
The plant will require very little water during the winter, spring and summer months, if at all. If in doubt, don’t water is my best advice. Soil: A sandy, loamy soil is best for the Lithops optica rubra as the plant can suffer from rot if the soil does not drain sufficiently.
How do you care for a rubra air plant?
You can mist the Rubra air plant twice a week until it is fully wet. Additionally, in dry weather, you can mist the plant thrice or four times a week. Alternatively, just run tap water on the plant under a sink. After watering, turn the plant body upside down letting the excess water runoff.
Water: Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out – they thrive in the low humidity of winter households. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. Temperature: They prefer warmth.
They need rapidly draining mineral soil (80% mineral grit, 20% organic soil) and a deep pot with a drainage hole. Plants can be watered deeply in spring and fall, but only if the soil is dry and the inner leaf pair is starting to wrinkle or go soft.