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Citron-Yellow Air Plant

Tillandsia crocata

Also known as

Citron Yellow Air Plant, Citron Yellow AirPlant

Tillandsia crocata Palmengarten Frankfurt (Main) by Danny S. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Citron-Yellow Air Plant Overview

Found in Argentina and Brazil, this evergreen, perennial species grows along cliff faces and rocky outcrops, forming untidy clumps. It's an epiphytic plant and thus grows without the need for soil substrate. Best sited in bright light, foliage is narrow and linear, coloured grey-green. Produces scented yellow flowers which are small and tubular, these are held above the foliage on short, thin stalks.

Common problems with Citron-Yellow Air Plant

Generally problem free.

    Citron-Yellow Air Plant Companion Plants

    Generally grown along or on trees.

    How to harvest Citron-Yellow Air Plant

    Not harvested

    How to propagate Citron-Yellow Air Plant


    As air plant mature and run through its bloom cycle, it produces babies also known as "pups". Remove pup once it reaches a 1/3 of the size of the mother plant, or just let it clump.

    Special features of Citron-Yellow Air Plant

    Indoor plant

    Can be grown indoors, but special care needs to be taken with light and water requirements.

    Pot plant

    Use an airy, light medium.

    Other uses of Citron-Yellow Air Plant


    Grown for their beautiful foliage and flowers.

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