Tillandsia brachycaulus©

Tillandsia Culture

Bromeliads in Michigan

Mounting Tillandsias

Can you imagine plants flourishing in the desert, sending arching sprays of fragrant flowers over their leaves, not rooted in the desert sand but perched on top of cactus? Or lovely white fuzzy grass-like plants growing happily on rock under the hot Peruvian sun, in locations where it seldom rains? These are typical members of one of the most fascinating plant groups - the Tillandsia family.
Native to the southern US and Latin America, Tillandsias are true air plants. They can nourish themselves totally - imbibing rain and dew and whatever nutrients the air brings to them - through their leaf tissues. Their roots are primarily used to attach themselves to a surface, a tree branch, a cactus or a rock. (SEMBS)   

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Descriptive notes for each  plant:
Cu:  Culture    -    Ha:  Habitat
Disc:  Year discovered


Till.capitata.Rubra.jpg (45678 bytes) Tillandsia.trichololepsis.jpg (70340 bytes) Tillandsia.ionantha.vanhyningii.jpg (38652 bytes)
Tillandsia capitata var. Rubra Tillandsia tricholepsis


Till. ionantha var. vanhyningii 




Racinaea.crisp.jpg (28962 bytes)

Tillandsia.cyanea.jpg (48698 bytes)

Till.cyanea.jpg (30375 bytes)

Racinaea (Tillandsia) crispa
(difficult to cultivate)
Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia cyanea - inflorescence


Till.stricta.jpg (70433 bytes)

Tillandsia.dyeriana.jpg (33934 bytes)

Tillandsia.deppeana.jpg (35184 bytes)

Tillandsia stricta Tillandsia dyeriana Tillandsia deppeana


Tillandsia.ionantha.jpg (25283 bytes)

Till.brachycaulus.jpg (39128 bytes)

Tillandsia.brachycaulos.jpg (41349 bytes)

Tillandsia ionantha Tillandsia brachycaulus
Tillandsia brachycaulus


Tillandsia.tenuifolia.jpg (72489 bytes)

Tillandsia.cacticola.flower.jpg (37455 bytes)

Tillandsia.cacticola.jpg (51971 bytes)

Tillandsia tenufolia
Tillandsia cacticola - inflorescence
Tillandsia cacticola


Racinaea.crispa.jpg (61775 bytes)

Till.ionantha.Rubra.jpg (18972 bytes)

Till.textorum.jpg (62543 bytes)

Racinaea crispa Tillandsia ionantha 'Rubra' Tillandsia textorum


Tillandsia.schatzlii.jpg (21674 bytes)

Tillandsia.filifolia.jpg (44214 bytes)

Tillandsia.funckiana.jpg (74626 bytes)

Tillandsia schatzlii Tillandsia filifolia Tillandsia funckiana


Tillandsia.contorta.jpg (52555 bytes)

Tillandsia.baileyi.jpg (109236 bytes)

Tillandsia.caput.medusa.jpg (52448 bytes)

Tillandsia contorta

 Tillandsia baileyi (Texas)

Tillandsia caput medusae


Tillandsia.lindenii.jpg (44483 bytes)

Racinaea_crispa.jpg (71873 bytes)

Tillandsia.fasciculata.jpg (49974 bytes)

Tillandsia lindenii  Racinaea crispa Tillandsia fasciculata



Tillandsia.flabellata.jpg (61523 bytes)

Tillandsia.textorum.jpg (30290 bytes)

Till.concolor.jpg (64282 bytes)

Tillandsia flabellata Tillandsia textorum Tillandsia concolor


Tillandsia.fuchsii.jpg (29675 bytes)

Tillandsia.capitata.jpg (49041 bytes)

Tilland.ionantha.jpg (71560 bytes)

Tillandsia fuchsii Tillandsia capitata
mounted on cedar
Tillandsia ionantha 


Tillandsia.stricta.jpg (34248 bytes)

Tillandsia.xerographica.jpg (35307 bytes)

Tillandsia.concolor.jpg (40979 bytes)

Tillandsia stricta

Tillandsia xerographica - flower


Tillandsia concolor


Tillandsia.xiphioides.jpg (58670 bytes)

Tillandsia.butzii.jpg (11324 bytes)

Tillandsia.crocata.jpg (48276 bytes)

Tillandsia xiphioides

Tillandsia butzii

Tillandsisa crocata

sunny - Bolivia - 1816

 Central America - 1935

 Brazil - 1816 - fragrant


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