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Tillandsia aeranthos

Grey leaved Tillandsia from Argentina with beautiful flowers. As a true airplant, it can be grown epiphytically, even hanging on a wire. It takes some frost and thrives in non-tropical climates. We offer one adult unbranched rosette.

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Grey leaved Tillandsia from cool areas in South America. Stems branch prolifically, eventually forming a large dome of grey leaves. If hung from a wire, it becomes a ball. It has beautiful flowers. It takes some frost and thrives in non-tropical climates.

As a true airplant, it can be grown epiphytically, even hanging on a wire.

We offer an adult, branched cutting.

Our Tillandsias - What do we ship?

We grow our grey-leaved tillandsias outdoors, here in Tenerife. We start them by dividing large adults, so they are all "XXL" in size. They grow exposed to full sun, rain and wind during the winter months and we shift them to morning-to-midday sun during the hot months. By doing so they become very robust.

Tillandsias are extreme epiphytes that typically do not like to be planted in pots. Most of them prefer to be hung on branches or wires. We do not provide any support with the plant that we ship so be prepared to fix your airplant. We recommend to tie them with nylon fishing line, or metal wire as a second option. We never use glue, since it can cause problems.

If you want to learn more about what we ship, including some bromeliads, click our our information menu, then read "What we exactly ship" and see pictures of our plants on the packing desk.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 10cm-20cm
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
To avoid any delays and loss of parcels due to excess postal transit in December, all orders received after November 19th will be shipped on January 14th