Air Plant, Tillandsia
Tillandsia harrisii

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: harrisii

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 26, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Though I have no personal experience with this lovely epiphyte, my research tells me that it is an endangered species in its native Guatamala. Though the tubular flowers are purple, the long lasting inflorescence is bright red. It prefers bright light and will respond with a blush of pink on the foliage.