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Twisted-Leaved Air Plant Overview
Tillandsia streptophylla is commonly known as Twisted-Leaved Air Plant. It is an epiphytic species from the Asparagaceae family, it is thus able to grow without the need for soil substrate. It produces fairly broad, grey-green, sword-shaped leaves which twist attractively. The innermost leaves turn from green to pale green and pink when the plant is near flowering. Small, tubular, purple flowers with 3 petals are produced on a central inflorescence which strongly contrasts against the foliage. The Twisted-Leaved Air Plant is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms, anywhere with ample humidity is great for Air Plants. This species originates from Mexico to Central America and parts of the Caribbean.