Tillandsia caliginosa

Elegant leaves: thick, soft, velvety-white, distichously arranged (each rosette is flat!). New leaves come out together but then they fold out and twist in different directions. Flowers are yellow and fragrant....

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Elegant leaves: thick, soft, velvety-white, distichously arranged (each rosette is flat!). New leaves come out together but then they fold out and twist in different directions.

New leaves come out together but then they fold out and twist in different directions. Flowers are yellow and fragrant. This air-plant is known from dry valleys in the Andes of Bolivia, Uruguay and Jujuy in Argentina, at 1500 to 3000 m elevation. Tillandsia caliginosa is hardy to harsh conditions and mediterranean short frosts.

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
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Care Pot
Shape Perennials