Tillandsia Xerographica Air plant 10 cm
Tillandsia Xerographica is a stunning specimen airplant, native to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, must for any collection.
The silvery grey leaves are wider at the base tapering to a point.
Due to its impressive rosette shape, Tillandsia xerographica is popular with designers and florists for use in table displays and wedding bouquets. This airplant requires less water than many other varieties, and needs to dry quickly after watering, therefore we recommend misting them instead of soaking.
The long lasting flowers, often lasting months, are violet in colour produced on a densely branched yellow/green floral bract upto 15″ tall. As with many varieties of airplant, the flowers colour of Tillandsia xerographica is greatly enhanced when the air plant is given plenty of light and kept warm.
Care: These plants do need a humid environment to thrive, so a bright bathroom or steamy kitchen would be ideal. Misting with water a couple of times a week usually supplies sufficient water, although additional watering may be required in a hot dry environment.
Remember to shake off any excess water though as they dislike overwatering and should never be allowed to sit in water for any length of time. If possible use rain water, especially in hard water areas, and never use water from a water softener.