Air Plant (Tillandsia bartramii) in the Air Plants Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches, to 16 inches when flowering
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leathery leaves are typically gray, gray-green, or white
Fruit: Other: 1 inch capsule
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pinkish to red bracts with violet petals
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Bloom spike on single plant

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Location: Holmes Beach FLDate: 2015-01-26Bloom spike on single plant
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