General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 8 to 16 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are pointed, leathery and typically gray, gray-green, or white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Reddish bracts with violet flowers
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Air Plant
  • Bromeliad
  • Manatee River Airplant
  • Broad Needleleaf
  • Florida Airplant

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-04-13
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-04-13
Location: Winter Springs, Florida, United States
Date: 2020-01-06
Plant growing in the ground. Probably fell off a tree and rooted.
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Date: 2024-03-03
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Date: 2024-03-03
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Date: 2024-03-03
Location: Botanical Garden Stuttgart
Date: 2017-02-06
Location: Winter Springs, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-28
Location: Winter Springs, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-28
Location: Winter Springs, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-28
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Gorgeous photo! by plantladylin Dec 10, 2018 10:50 AM 1

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