You don’t often see Xerographica Air Plant for sale at this large size but it's a real gem. The Tillandsia plants are trendy and easy to take care of. They got the name air plants because they extract their nutrition from the air and do not need soiL.
Tillandsia xerographica inhabits dry forests and thorn scrub in southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. It grows on the highest branches, where it receive intense lighting. Tillandsias thrive in nice bright positions away from direct sunlight.
Despite being called air plants they do need water. Ideally, you would grow them in a humid environment like a bathroom, but they will do well anywhere with bright light if sprayed regularly with our tropical plant dew or alternatively dunked in a bucket of water once a week. They will tell you when they need more water, the leaves will curl.
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Tillandsia care level
This plant is easy care, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
Likes a bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot. The brighter the light the better.
How should I water Tillandsia?
Water regularly during the active growing season. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep completely dry in winter.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with a liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here