General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are typically gray, gray-green, or white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Red, chartreuse, purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Monocarpic
Endangered

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Common names
  • Air Plant
  • Bromeliad

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Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2018-10-24
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2022-09-21
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2022-01-11 
plant in bloom, a larger Tillandsia as you can see by my hand.
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-09-15
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2022-09-21
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2018-10-24
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2011-11-22

T. xerographica is native to Guatemala.

Date: 2020-07-29
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2024-02-10
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-08-11
Nearing a bloom in the future.
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2022-09-21
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-06-21
Location: Home
Date: 9/7/2011
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2015-11-18
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-04-20
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-02-22
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2022-09-03
Before soaking
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2022-09-04
After soaking over night
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-05-02
At USF Botanical Gardens
Location: Home
Date: 12/4/2010
 T. xerographica in a 12\" bowl

Date: 2017-01-16

Date: 2017-01-16
Location: sf, ca
Date: 4-18-2016
Tillandsia Xerographica
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-04-20
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2013-03-27
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-19
We've had this plant for a long time. Going off with a bang :\
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-08-17
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-08-17
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Date: 2017-04-03
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Date: 2017-04-03

Date: November 4, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-03-17
Photo taken just after watering.

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2013-12-13
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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 9, 2011 9:18 AM concerning plant:
    Water T. xerographica less often than other air plants. Turn upside down to drain trapped water.
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Perfect pairing! by critterologist Sep 21, 2022 8:17 AM 0
Tillandsia capitata by sedumzz Jan 21, 2023 7:55 AM 0

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