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Tillandsia schiedeana

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: schiedeana (skee-dee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Tillandsia vestita

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive olddude On Jul 24, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Also found in West Indies, Venezuela and Columbia.

Positive BayAreaTropics On Jul 28, 2009, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

In the top tier of easy outdoor Tillandsia's,typical tilly form a bit more silvery than most. Mine has taken full winter rains and 30f with no problem whatsoever.Native to higher elevations of Mexico and central America. Full sun is best.


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

Hayward, California
Big Pine Key, Florida

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