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PlantFiles: Air Plant
Tillandsia bergeri

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

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Distribution : Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Positive BayAreaTropics 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 vince1973 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.


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

Hayward, California
Reseda, California
Big Pine Key, Florida

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