Balbis' Air Plant (Tillandsia balbisiana) in the Air Plants Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are typically gray, gray-green. Gray color due to scales. On older plants, the leaves twist and curl, interlocking to form a ball shape.
Fruit: Other: 1 3/4 inch capsule
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Bracts are reddish in color, petals blue-purple.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
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