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Air plant

Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica is a slow-growing, xerophytic epiphyte. Because of its full and striking shape, it is a favourite among florists and designers in tablescapes, tillandsia arrangements, and even wedding bouquets. Their impressive size and spherical shape have even inspired brides to use them on their own as a simple, modern alternative to a full bouquet.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring

Harvesting

Not harvested

Propagation

Division
Pups can be removed from the mother plant when they reach about 1/3 of the size of the mother plant.

Special features

Indoor plant
Can be grown indoors, but special care needs to be taken with light and water requirements.
Pot plant
Grows in the air! Use wire basket to grow from.

Geography

Origin
Central America, southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Natural climate
Coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Bromeliaceae
Flower colour
Red and purple
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally problem free

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