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A picture of a Tillandsia argentea

Tillandsia argentea

Tillandsia argentea

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

25cm

15cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Tillandsia argentea 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 Tillandsia argentea

How to propagate Tillandsia argentea

Division

Division in spring to summer.

Other uses of Tillandsia argentea

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.