Air Plant (Tillandsia 'Houston') in the Air Plants Database

Common names:
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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 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 2-6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are typically gray, gray-green, or white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Terrariums
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Tillandsia Houston x in bloom

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 29, 2011 8:10 AM

The term "Air Plant" is a misnomer. Tillandsias cannot survive on air alone. They need regular misting and occasional fertilizing to keep them alive and at their best.

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