This stunning air plant is one of those pieces that you’d definitely want to put on display. In fact, it wouldn’t be dubbed as the “Queen of Air Plants” for no reason! This slow-growing epiphyte’s majestic appeal, curling leaf structure, and spherical form will surely catch anyone’s attention. The long and silvery-green leaves give this plant a distinct look by spiraling around themselves as they grow. Xeros also feature an impressive red and yellow flower spike.
Unique and low-maintenance, Tillandsia are air plants with different forms, sizes, and colors. Unlike most plants, they don’t need soil to grow. You can showcase them in fun pots, containers, and terrariums.
These are the perfect plants to keep in your home, even if you have curious pets that chew on almost everything – including plants. They are safe and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about your plants poisoning your cats and dogs.
Even the kids can enjoy growing and caring for these plants since they are easy to grow, safe, and non-toxic. Kid-friendly plants will surely help make your home nice-looking without having to worry about skin irritation, allergies, or plant poisoning.
Beginner plants are exceptionally forgiving and hardy. They are easy to keep alive and mostly low-maintenance. These are perfect if you have a less-than-green thumb, or just starting to hone your gardening skills.
These are plants that you do not have to water too often and are excellent in various lighting conditions. This makes them perfect for any room in your house.
Plants that require medium to high light will grow best in sunny spots where they can receive filtered or direct sunlight. They make the perfect plants for any well-lit room in your house.
These are plants that have specialized water needs. They may require water types other than hard/tap or filtered water or different methods of watering.
These are plants that can grow and perform best even without supplemental feeding. You may skip regular fertilization, and they will remain vigorous and attractive.
Plant Care Tips
A beautiful silver curling leafed air plant, this Tillandsia has lower water and higher light tolerance than its shade loving cousins; Medusae, Lonantha and Juncea. Mist your air plant 1-2 times per week, or submerge in water every 14 days for 14 minutes. DO not allow water to sit in the center cup of the plant, as this can encourage rot.
Tillandsia xerographica inhabits dry forests and thorn scrub at elevations up to 600 m in El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico.