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Air plant

Tillandsia argentea

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

25cm

15cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Air plant Overview

This is a small plant which will grow about 10-15cm wide, with a bulbous base and heavily scaled, silver thread-like leaves. The leaves are arranged spirally around the short stem so that they resemble an onion. The flowers are red to violet and held almost perpendicularly.

Common problems with Air plant

How to propagate Air plant

Division

Division in spring to summer.

Other uses of Air plant

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.