A fantastic Tillandsia from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras.
Tillandsia xerographica is a slow-growing, xerophytic epiphyte. The silvery grey leaves are wide at the base and taper to a point making an attractive, sculptural rosette. The inflorescence, on a thick, green stem is densely branched.
The leaf bracts are rosy red; the floral bracts are chartreuse; and the petals of the tubular flowers are red to purple and are very long lasting.
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.