Tillandsia ixioides – Flowering plants

Tillandsia ixioides - Flowering plants

Tillandsia ixioides is an attractive, small, epiphyte air plant that forms rosettes of erect, very stiff, silver leaves growing in a symmetrical rosette. The leaves are densely covered with white scales on two sides that gather water and nutrients for the plants. It produces bright-yellow, three-petaled blossoms are borne on a spike that terminates an […]

Tillandsia guelzii – Flowering plants

Tillandsia guelzii - Flowering plants

Tillandsia guelzii (Air plant) is an ornamental epiphyte bromeliad that forms dense rosettes up to 8 inches high, 10 inches wide with numerous leaves. The scape is upright or slightly bent over, long or shorter than the leaf rosette, covered by the stem bracts, the ones at base leaflike, the upper ones erect acuminate not […]

Tillandsia gardneri – Flowering plants

Tillandsia gardneri (Air plant) is an ornamental, perennial epiphyte bromeliad that forms a small rosette only 5 – 10 inches high and wide, with numerous leaves. The leaves are triangular to filiform acuminate, without distinction between sheath and blade, silvery grey or grey-blue, flexible, lepidote soft, and velvety. Each plant produces four to twelve inflorescences […]

Tillandsia crocata – Flowering plants

Tillandsia crocata is the most popular scented air plant. It is a short-stemmed, xerophyte epiphytic or saxicolous bromeliad. It has tough, linear, attenuate, involute, stems like, semi-cylindrical, silvery grey-green leaves up to 6 inches long and spreading through a few branched horizontal rhizomes and forms miniature bundled clumps about 4 – 8 inches tall and […]

Tillandsia duratii – Flowering plants

Tillandsia duratii - Flowering plants

Tillandsia duratii is an ornamental, perennial epiphyte bromeliad that can grow up to 24 to 39 inches tall. The leaves are polystichous, long, narrowly triangular, thick, rigid, pungent, and involute, densely covered by grey hairs. In nature, Tillandsia duratii quite often depends on these recurving leaves for growing support. As the older, lower leaves die […]

Tillandsia paucifolia – Flowering plants

Tillandsia paucifolia - Flowering plants

Tillandsia paucifolia (Potbelly air plant) is bulbous, large, single or clusters and normally have five to ten leaves which are many-ranked, recurved to twisted, silvery gray to grayish-scaly in color, and are short with tapered ends. The leaves are covered in trichomes, which are hair-like structures that increase the surface area on the leaves to […]

Tillandsia circinnata – Flowering plants

Tillandsia circinnata is an attractive flowering air plant. It has stiff, silvery, strongly contorted leaves coiling around a pseudobulb. The whole plant is covered in silvery scurf, with hints of green and pastels when wet. When in bloom, the upper segment of the plant often becomes erubescent, which enhances the mauve or blue color of […]

Tillandsia australis – Flowering plants

Tillandsia australis - Flowering plants

Tillandsia australis is a large, attractive, ornamental bromeliad which can be grown as both a huge saxicolous or occasionally epiphyte monocarpic bromeliad. It forms a star-shaped rosette and the foliage of the rosette overlaps basally to forms a reservoir, in which rainfall and leaf litter can accumulate, allowing the plant to draw upon their water […]

Tillandsia aeranthos – Flowering plants

Tillandsia aeranthos (Air plant) is one of the most beautiful flowering air plants. It has small, scaly, grey-green leaves that form a dense cushion that grows up to 12 inches tall. It produces dark blue flowers and emerges from rosy pink bracts. A blossom sprouts for around seven days. As each blossom in a bloom […]

Striped blushing bromeliad – Flowering plants

Striped blushing bromeliad - Flowering plants

Striped blushing bromeliad is an attractive, evergreen perennial herbaceous epiphytic bromeliad that offsets readily to form a nice clump. It has a very short stocky stem. The foliage of the rosette is funnel-shaped, spreading, rather flat, broader than tall, about 8 inches tall and 14-24 inches across. The leaves are ribbon-like, narrow, leathery, bent gracefully […]