Tillandsia, Air Plant, Airplant
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

Category:

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Hayward, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

Also found in West Indies, Venezuela and Columbia.

Positive

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.