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PlantFiles: Tillandsia
Tillandsia variabilis

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: variabilis (var-ee-AH-bil-iss) (Info)

Synonym:Tillandsia brachypoda
Synonym:Tillandsia domingensis
Synonym:Tillandsia houzeavii
Synonym:Tillandsia laxa
Synonym:Tillandsia moritziana

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

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 vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral olddude On Jul 25, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Other synonyms :
Tillandsia polystachya var. alba Wittm.
Tillandsia sublaxa Baker
Tillandsia valenzuelana A.Rich.
Platystachys moritziana
Distribution: Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, USA (Broward, Collier, Hendry, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee ) Venezuela

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida



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