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Tillandsia duratii

Giant Air Plant

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Scientific Name Tillandsia duratii
Principal Common Name Giant Air Plant
Common Name(s)
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
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Blue-Gray
Leaf Texture Curly : Thick : Willow-like
Form Epiphyte
Flower Color Lavender
Flower Time
Ease of Growing
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Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences
Outstanding Features

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