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Tillandsia is the largest genus in the Bromeliaceae family, containing approximately 630 species of bromeliads which are perennial, evergreen, flowering plants from South America and the West Indies. Commonly known as Air Plants, they are found in jungles, rainforests and arid desert environments, from sea level to high mountain regions. Usually the thinner the leaf, the more water is needed. Tillandsias can be air, rock or terrestrial plants. Always mist or water your air plants in the morning and make sure to shake off any excess water before setting them out to dry.
Not usually harvested
Break off a piece of the plant to grow in a new spot, division is best in spring.
Use a airy medium like bark or sand and hang up for best effect.
Beautiful screens or çurtains are made from Tillandsias. Use a frame of wire or rope and allow them to grow undisturb for a long time.
Southern America and the West Indies Islands
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Full Sun, Partial Sun
Air, Bark, Sand
Grown for their beautiful foliage and flowers.
Pink, Purple, Red, Blue, Multicoloured
Vulnerable to aphids while flowering.
Mostly planted on their own.