Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Dubbed the ‘king’ among air plants, Tillandsia xerographica, is a xeric epiphyte that is from the semi-deserts of Guatemala. It is very slow growing, but is easy to take care of. It loves sunshine and will take regular watering as long as the water doesn't stand in rosette, but can stand some drought quite well. Its silvery gray leaves, sometimes almost white, has a tight rosette of leaves ending in spectacular curls. The inflorescence, is on a thick, green stem, from 6 to 15 inches in height, and is densely branched. This Tillandsia xerographica is in bloom right now and is located at Heathcote Botanical Garden if anyone would like to see it.