Tillandsia (Air Plants)
Family:
Bromeliaceae
Epiphytic bromeliads of tropical & sub-tropical America.     

 

Introduction
Due to their habit of colonizing tree branches & other elevated habitats, epiphytic bromeliads of the Tillandsia genus are commonly known as 'Air Plants'. The majority of Tillandsia species are indigenous to Central & South America. In some areas, Tillandsias species are considered to be a nuisance, as massive, weighty colonies can become established on telephone lines & other sensitive installations. The famous 'Spanish Moss' (Tillandsia usenoides), has an extended habitat range and is quite common in many regions of the southern USA. In the photo above, one of our resident green frogs has made himself comfortable in a soft clump of live Spanish moss.
Tillandsia Growing Guide
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Appearance
Many Tillandsia species exhibit a silvery or grayish appearance due to the large number of 
trichomes on the surfaces of the plants. Trichomes are tiny hairs or scales which help protect the plants from the desiccating effects of intense sunlight & dry air. Some Tillandsias also exhibit a powdery (glaucous) coating which provides additional protection from the elements. 
Sizing
The Tillandsia genus contains species ranging in mature size from 5 cm in diameter to over 2 metres. Our selection below consists of smaller species suitable for mounted displays or terrariums. Approximate sizes are stated as follows (width x height):
Small: 3" x 3" (7cm x 7cm)
Medium: 4" x 3" (10 cm x 7cm)
Large: 5" x 12" (12cm x 30cm)
Mounting
We stock various types of media suitable for mounting Tillandsia, such as Cholla Wood, Grape Wood, and Sea Shells. Descriptions, pictures and pricing of mounting media and E6000 adhesive are located in our Terrarium section under the heading 'Supplies'.
Updates
This page was last updated on October 20, 2014
 

 

Tillandsia aeranthos
Size: Medium
Comments: Green, purple hue
Price: $7.00, Sale: $6.50

 

Tillandsia aeranthos Mini Purple
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Purple foliage with pink flowers
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia aeranthos Bronze form
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Single
Price: $3.00

 
Tillandsia aeranthos Miniata
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Single,
New
Price: $4.00

 
Tillandsia aeranthos x bergeri
Size: X-Large
Comments:
Clump
Price: $20.00

 
Tillandsia aeranthos x stricta
Size: Large
Comments: Blue, green foliage, pink flowers
Price: $12.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia aeranthos x tenuifolia
Size: Large
Comments: green foliage, pink flowers
Price: $12.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia albertiana
Size: Small
Comments: Red flowers
Price: $8.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia argentea
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Great for small designs
Price: $2.50

 
Tillandsia bergeri
Size: Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Stiff foliage
Price: $3.00

 
Tillandsia brachycaulos v. abdita
Size: Medium
Comments: Soft, glaucous foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia brachycaulos v. multiflora
Size: Medium
Comments: Soft foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia brachycaulos v. spiral
Size: Large
Comments: Glossy green foliage w/red center
Price: $12.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia bulbosa
Size: Medium, 4-5" tall
Comments: Glossy green, twisting foliage
Price: $8.00, Sale: $7.50

 
Tillandsia bulbosa Belize
Size: Large, 8-10" tall
Comments: Glossy green, twisting foliage
Price: $12.00

 
Tillandsia butzii
Size: Medium, 5-7" tall
Comments: Mottled green, twisting foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia califano
Size: Medium
Comments: Pink flowers, Upright foliage
Price: $7.00

 
Tillandsia capitata (Maroon)
Size: X-Large
Comments: red, glaucous foliage,
New
Price: $40.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia capitata (Peach form)
Size: Medium
Comments: peach, glaucous foliage
Price: $8.00, Sale: $7.50

 
Tillandsia caput medusae
Size: Medium, 4"-5" tall
Comments: glaucous, sinuous foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia caput medusae purple
Size: Small, 3"-4" tall
Comments: glaucous foliage
Price: $7.40 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia concolor
Size: Medium, 3"-4"
Comments: stiff foliage, blushes pink when blooming
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia concolor
Size: X-Large, 8"
Comments: stiff foliage, blushes pink when blooming
Price: $14.00

 
Tillandsia crocata 'Giant'
Size: Medium, Single
Comments: Yellow fragrant flowers w/glaucous foliage
Price: $5.00

 
Tillandsia cyanea 'Sandy'
Size: Potted
Comments: pink quill w/purple flowers, green foliage w/red base
Price: $14.00

 
Tillandsia duratii
Size: Medium, 5"-6"
Comments: Sinusous glaucous foliage, fragrant flowers
Price: $12.00

 
Tillandsia Eric Knoblock
Size: Large
Comments: Green glaucous foliage,
New
Price: $18.00

 
Tillandsia fasciculata
Size: Large 6-8"+
Comments: Green glaucous foliage
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia festucoides
Size: Medium
Comments: Soft, red/green foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.00

 
Tillandsia filifolia
Size: Large
Comments: Green foliage with chocolate brown base
Price: $8.00, Sale: $7.50

 
Tillandsia flabellata rubra
Size: Large
Comments: soft cascading foliage,
New
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia funkiana
Size: Small
Comments: Brilliant red flowers
Price: $4.00

 
Tillandsia harrisii
Size: Medium
Comments: Glaucous foliage
Price: $8.00, Sale: $7.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha Conehead
Size: Large
Comments: glaucous foliage
Price: $5.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha Druid
Size: Medium
Comments: Wider growth habit, Yellow flowers, Limited stock
Price: $5.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha Fuego
Size: Small
Comments: Brilliant red when blooming,
New
Price: $4.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha Fuego
Size: Large
Comments: Red blush when blooming
Price: $5.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia ionantha Huamelula
Size: X-Large
Comments: 2.5" diameter, 3" high,
New
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha v. ionantha
Comments: Red glaucous foliage, red when blooming
Size: Small, Price: $2.50
Size: Large, Price: $5.00, Sale: $4.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha mexico (single)
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: glaucous pink foliage
Price: $2.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha mexico (single)
Size: Medium
Comments: glaucous foliage
Price: $4.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha mexico (ball)
Size: Large
Comments: glaucous foliage
Price: $30.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha mexico (cluster)
Size: Medium
Comments:  glaucous foliage
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha Peach
Size: Medium
Comments: Peach when blooming, limited stock
Price: $4.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha 'Ron'
Size: Medium
Comments:
New
Price: $7.00

 
Tillandsia ionantha v. rubra
Comments: Red glaucous foliage
Size: Small, Price: $2.50
Size: Medium, Price: $4.00, Sale: $3.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha v. scaposa
Comments: Green glaucous foliage
Size: Small, Price: $2.50
Size: Large, Price: $5.00, Sale: $4.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta
Size: Medium
Comments: glaucous foliage,
New
Price: $7.50

 
Tillandsia ionantha v. vanhyningii
Size: Medium
Comments: Glaucous foliage
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia juncea
Size: Medium, 9" tall
Comments: Glaucous green foliage
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia leonamiana
Size: Large
Comments: Soft glaucous foliage
Price: $12.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia magnusiana
Size: Medium
Comments: Soft glaucous foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia mallemontii
Size: Clump
Comments: fragrant, blue flowers
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia montana (purple form)
Size: Medium
Comments: Stiff purple foliage
Price: $8.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia neglecta
Size: X-Small, great for small terrariums
Comments: Rigid foliage, produces many offsets
Price: $3.00

 
Tillandsia oaxacana
Size: Medium
Comments: soft foliage
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia peru Inca Gold
Size: Large
Comments: fragrant yellow flowers, glaucous foliage
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia plagiotrophica
Size: Small
Comments: Glaucous foliage,
New
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia polystachia
Size: Large
Comments:
Soft cascading foliage, New
Price: $10.00

 
Tillandsia pruinosa
Size: X-Small
Comments: Many trichomes which gives it a frosty appearance
Price: $5.00, Sale: $4.50

 
Tillandsia punctulata
Size: Medium
Comments:
Green foliage w/chocolate brown base, New
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia seleriana
Size: Medium
Comments: Bulbous base, glaucous foliage
Price: $6.00

 
Tillandsia streptophylla
Size: Medium
Comments: Sinuous foliage, green/purple hue
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia stricta Black Tip
Size: Small
Comments: soft, green foliage, w/black tips,
New
Price: $4.50

 
Tillandsia stricta Green 
Size: Clump, Large
Comments: soft foliage
Price: $9.00 - sold out -

 
Tillandsia stricta (stiff purple)
Size: Medium
Comments: purple foliage
Price: $8.80

 
Tillandsia tectorum
Size: Medium, 3-4" round
Comments:
heavy trichomes giving it a snowball effect
Price: $18.00

 
Tillandsia tectorum caulescent
Size: 2-3" tall
Comments:
heavy trichomes, caulescent (stem) form,
New
Price: $8.00

 
Tillandsia tenuifolia
Size: Medium
Comments:
Green w/purple hue
Price: $7.00

 
Tillandsia tenuifolia Purple Bush
Size: Large
Comments:
Stiff foliage
Price: $12.00

 
Tillandsia tricolor melanocrater
Size: Medium, 5"
Comments: Stiff green foliage, red in bright location
Price: $6.00, Sale: $5.50

 
Tillandsia usenoides (curly form)
Size: Clump
Comments: A curly form of 'Spanish Moss', limited stock
Price: $14.00

 
Tillandsia usenoides (Mexican form)
Size: Clump
Comments:
Thick,
New
Price: $10.00

 
Tillandsia xerographica
Comments: glaucous foliage, the 'King of Tillandsias', beautiful!
Size: X-Large, Price: $40.00, Sale: $36.00
Size: Medium, Price: $30.00, Sale: $27.00

 

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