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Tillandsia Bromeliad, Air Plant

Tillandsia funckiana

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hayward, California

Fort Myers, Florida

Naples, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 21, 2016, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Without a doubt one of the MOST tropical Tillandsia species you will find for sale at local nurserys. Twice I have had them die in pretty much average winters in the SF bay area. Its a shame since they do well for all but the very coldest nights of the year- maybe one night with a freezing temp is all it takes. I would say these are 10b Tillandsia's or for the greenhouse.

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