Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica
Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica

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Tillandsia xerographica is a real collector's plant and a true living showpiece for the home. Its beautiful silvery foliage spirals around as it grows resulting in a striking spherical plant. The species originates from sub-tropical south America, where it grows high in the tree tops. It's a slow-growing and rare find that will be treasured for years.

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Caring for your Tillandsia

Light

Bright light. Tillandsias love good light in a room with lots of windows, but will burn if placed in direct sun for too long.

Water & humidity

Soak in a bowl of water 1-2 times a week for 5 - 10 minutes, or mist with water regularly. Tillandsias like it dirty and absorb nutrients when they're bathed in water from lakes, ponds, bird baths and Jo Jo tanks. In fact if you give them something as pure as distilled or filtered water they could die. Normal tap water or rain harvest water is just fine. If the leaves get too curly and shrivelled it's thirsty, while straight leaves signal overwatering.

Feeding

Dirty water. You can also spray them with a water soluble fertiliser, but avoid thick dirty ones like Seagro, which can cause brown stains on the leaves. Rather use Hadeco Universal Plant Food at half the recommended dose.

Re-potting

No ways - Tillandsias are free spirits and hate being tied down. They don't need soil - they absorb nutrients from the air through microscopic pores on their leaves.

Atrium Top Tip

Tillandsias will chill pretty much anywhere, even outdoors in the trees or as a table decoration. Air plants with fuzzy silvery leaves like this one, are xeric types that come from dry climates. They're able to collect and store ample water and don’t mind some direct sun.

Quirky Plant Fact

Gold miners used to use Tillandsia usneoides as a sentinel species to detect and absorb mercury from the air. Considering they absorb and store airborne particles, they are still used today to monitor urban and industrial pollution