Tillandsia is a genus of evergreen, perennial flowering plants commonly called airplants. They are mostly epiphytes growing without soil while attached to other plants. Generally, 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 schiedeana is a species airplant native to Mexico, Venezuela and the Caribbean, and tends to be very variable in form. It is characterized by large but thin stiff leaves. In bloom it forms an inflorescence approximately 40 cm high with yellow or reddish-yellow flowers. It is lightly scaled, prefers full sun, and grows in mounds.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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