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Air Plant Tillandsia xerographica

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til-LAND-see-uh
Description

A beautiful epiphytic air plant with stunning mossy green flocked leaves that curl at the tips.  It can be grown indoors our outside in mild climates.  Mist it occasionally and every month give it a 15-minute soak in water.  Water more often if your weather has been particularly dry.  If growing as a houseplant, heating and air conditioning can affect humidity and the plant might need more frequent misting and soaking.  Just be sure to shake out the plant after misting or soaking to make sure no water stays near the crown.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Container Garden with Epiphytes
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#silver foliage#container plant#silver leaves#epiphytic#interesting leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#silver foliage#container plant#silver leaves#epiphytic#interesting leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tillandsia
    Species:
    xerographica
    Family:
    Bromeliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North and South America
    Distribution:
    Mexico, Guatemala
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Houseplant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Mossy green flocked leaves are wider at the base and narrow at the tips that then spiral.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden