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Tillandsia pruinosa

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pruinosa (proo-in-NO-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Tillandsia breviscapa

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Floridian On Oct 26, 2006, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

An epiphytic perennial from 2 to 5 inches tall. Narrow, twisting leaves rise from a bulbous base and are covered with dense, silvery hairs. It blooms from about late November until March.

It is Florida listed as rare and endangered and is found only in the hardwood swamps of Collier County

**Rare and endangered Florida orchids are not federally protected because they are not found naturally anywhere else in the US


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

San Antonio, Texas

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