Native to Ecuador and Peru, at elevations of 1000-2700 m, coinciding with the cloud level. It typically grows in large, populations on rock outcroppings and cliff face with cacti. 'Snow' is a selection with even larger trichomes.
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.