PlantsCatopsis→Powdery Strap Airplant (Catopsis berteroniana)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Catopsis berteroniana Accepted
Tillandsia berteroniana Synonym

Also sold as:
Catopsis berteroana

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Bright yellow appearance with a chalky powder coating the undersides of the leaves
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Year Round
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
Flowering December -January here.

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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2013-12-11Flowering December -January here.
By Gleni
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2016-01-20
By Gleni
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Carnivorous Bromeliads by parke123 Aug 25, 2019 1:19 AM 5
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Air Plants - Epiphytes - Show and Tell by JB Jul 15, 2018 5:43 AM 340
Bromeliads by Fred Oct 6, 2020 7:45 AM 4,182

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