Tillandsia is a species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants commonly called ‘airplants’. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, the the thicker the leaf, the more tolerant they are of drought conditions. Tillandsias are very hardy, and require much less attention than other house plants. Propagation is by seeds or by offsets called “pups” which can be separated when about 2/3 the size of the mother plant. The flowers are generally small. The plants are monocarpic which means that they die after blooming. Tillandsia araujei is a species airplant native to Brazil, and forms a clump, over time, that has thick, succulent leaves like long pine-needles. The flower-head is salmon to rose pink with white flowers. It is normally grown hanging upside- down, or horizontally.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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