Tillandsia Harrisii Caulescent
Native to Guatemala, the Tillandsia Harrisii Caulescent air plants have silvery grey leaves with ample trichomes that grow in a rosette shape along its stem. Since it grows along a stem, this air plant is considered a caulescent species which in definition means that “it grows along a stem above ground”.
This air plant bloom from the simple and globose inflorescence exceeding the plant by 15 cm, with up to ten flowers. The floral bracts are longer than the sepals, red and almost hairless. The non-fragrant flowers are tubular, 6 cm long, violets (more or less dark). The stamens and the pistil are exserts. In the wild, these air plants live in places with an altitude ranging from 0 to 500 meters above sea level.
If you want to grow air plants indoors and the air is dry, you will need to mist it frequently and keep it near a window where the air flows.
The air plants are unusual, in that they can grow on almost anything without the need for soil. The Tillandsia, AKA air plant, is native to Mexico, Costa Rica, Central America and parts of South America, and has become a popular ornamental plant throughout the world. The small air plant produces a colourful array of shoots, ranging from pink to blue to purple. While these plants appear difficult to grow due to their unusual characteristics, air plants are very hardy and air plant care is simple. In fact, you mostly just need to mist the air plant occasionally.