Air Plant
Tillandsia bulbosa

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: bulbosa (bul-BOH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brea, California

Castro Valley, California

Vista, California

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Deland, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Port Richey, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 5, 2007, zizzy5 from Sacramento, CA wrote:

I bought this plant in a little store in San Francisco, CA. The paper I got with it stated:

"It survives by absorbing nutrients though its leaves and thrives on fresh air, good light, and humidity.

" INDOOR CARE--- Place your air plant where it will get pleny of indirect natural light and air circulation. Mist the plant every few days or submerge in room temperature water for a few minutes every week.

"OUTDOOR CARE --- Air plants respond well in a patio setting with filtered sunlight. Temperature is not a problem unless it gets very hot or approaches freezing. Be gernerous with water if the environment is hot and dry. With adequate care your Air Plant will blossom once a year. After flowering, it will produce baby plants called 'pups'."... read more