Tillandsias are small, spidery looking plants known for their beautiful, colorful flowers. These air plants range in size from 2′ foot-diameter giants (Tillandsia xerographica) to moss-like dwarfs, which stay under 4″ inches even after 10 years.
Some Tillandsias are compact rosettes, while others have long twisting “leaves” that wrap around tree branches like tentacles. Their leaves and flowers display a beautiful variety of colors.
The plants have thick white scales covering them, creating a felt-like look. The scales help trap moisture from the air to provide water.
Tillandsia Cyanea [til-LAND-see-uh, sy-AN-ee-uh] the pink quill plant is a low-maintenance, easy to cultivate house plant native to the rainforests of Ecuador, commonly called the fan flower or pink quill.
Tillandsia xerographica [til-LAND-see-uh] [zer-oh-graf-i-ka], a species of bromeliad, is one of the biggest air plants capable of reaching over 3’ feet in size. It features thick, wide leaves extending from