General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Gray leaves emerge from bulbous base, twisted tips, white bands.
Fruit: Other: 2 inch capsule
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Zigzag flower spike is simple or with a few branches bearing spreading floral bracts with rose or purple flowers.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Main bloom time is spring to summer.
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Common names
  • Twisted Airplant
  • Air Plant
  • Bromeliad
  • Banded Wild-Pine
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Racinaea flexuosa
  • Synonym: Tillandsia bakeri

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tarev On February 14, 2016 Obtained plant
Obtained plant from California Carnivores. Tag saya Tillandsia flexuosa viva parva
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