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PlantFiles: Tillandsia
Tillandsia caerulea

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

Synonym:Tillandsia squamulosa

Category:
Epiphytes

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Leathery-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 a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive olddude On Jul 23, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Tillandsia Caerulea has many medium sized silver leaves that grow on a twisting stem. The few flowers form on very long and thin wire like spikes, have a delicate perfume and the plant can flower for up to 9 months of the year. Flowers can range from deep violet to light lilac. It comes from dry forests areas and rocks in Peru and Ecuador

Regional...

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

Brea, California



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