Grows epiphytically from near sea level to several hundred
meters in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay.
It tends to grow singly or in small clusters and generally offsets
new plants after the blooming cycle.
T. aeranthos has pale stiff leaves and produces very intense blue flowers with bright pink bracts and a yellow centre
This is one of the mainstay species and while it is relatively
common, it blooms like clockwork every Spring and it produces a vibrantly colourful inflorescence. Hummingbirds love this plant!
TILLANDSIA – Tillandsias are the most fascinating and certainly the most peculiar of all the Bromeliads. Highly variable, they may be bulbous, tufted, grass-like, or assume several other curious forms. Typically, they are plants of the air, dwelling in its treetop environment where the winds move freely. They require little care if given a suitable environment – bright light to full sunlight, good air circulation and moist atmosphere. Most require seven years or longer to grow to flowering from seed.