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 xerographica is an airplant native to southern mexico and central america, and is a slow-growing epiphyte. The silvery grey leaves form a rosette, 1m or more in diameter and produces violet coloured flowers on an inflorescence up to 90cm high.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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