Giant Air Plant
|Scientific Name||Tillandsia duratii|
|Principal Common Name||Giant Air Plant|
|Description||This epiphyte lives on rocks, trees and shrubs,thriving in both sun or shade, and able to withstand rain or drought. A plant without roots, it uses its curiously curved and twisted stems and heavily lepidote, curly leaves to cling to its host. The flower stalk emerges from the center of the stem and, in turn, is pushed aside as the plant continues to grow. The wheat-colored flower stalk, 1 to 2 feet long, bears lovely lavender flowers that are highly fragrant, especially in the morning and the evening.|
|General Comments||Few Tillandsia species are easier to cultivate than the two forms of T. duratii. They thrive under a wide range of light, water, and temperature conditions.|
|Nativity||Brazil, South America|
|Height Range||3 - 0 FT|
|Spread Range||1 - 0 FT|
|Sunset Zones||22 : 23 : 24|
|Leaf Texture||Curly : Thick : Willow-like|
|Ease of Growing|
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