Air Plant
Tillandsia bergeri

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Rubbery-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:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

,

Hayward, California

Reseda, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 13, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Distribution : Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Positive

On May 18, 2008, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Mine hasn't flinched at 30f..and I have it open to the sky and winter rains.Seems to like it. Full summer sun is best for heavy and large flowers. A can't miss Tilly.

Positive

On Oct 29, 2005, vince1973 from SaintMalo
France (Zone 9a) wrote:

I cultivate this species in zone 9a (few winter nights at -6c) and only protect it from winter rain. It grows strongly in full sun.