Tillandsia Xerographica Air Plant

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Tillandsia xerographica, aka Xeros or the King of Air Plants, is a species of air plant that is native to southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Silvery light green in colour, Xerographica is one of the more rare varieties. Its thick, wide leaves form a tight rosette of curls with the thin, spiky new growth sprouting from the center adding a beautiful contrast in form.

They come with plants only, no nursery pot is needed.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Free local pick up available at our store located at 21A Bathurst St, Toronto.

Free local delivery* available within City of Toronto and surrounding areas including Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, and Scarborough.

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Pro tips

Increase humidity with increased light to avoid dry out. Make sure they are in an area with good air circulation, do not put them in completely enclosed containers. Avoid letting water sit between the leaves for very long periods of time after watering, as this can lead to them rotting at the centre.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Tillandsia Xerographica Air Plant

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

Soak them in a bowl of room temperature water for an hour every week. Shake excess water off afterward and lay your plant upside down on a towel in a bright spot to dry.

They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Tillandsia Xerographica Air Plant

These are Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia, which is an incredible genus of tropical plants that don’t require any soil to grow. In other words, Air Plants are epiphytes, which means that in nature, they grow on whatever they want, such as telephone wires, tree branches, bark, or rocks, as long as conditions permit. Although there are many varieties of them, most Air Plants are typically a variation of silvery green and they are covered with specialized cells called trichomes, which absorb moisture and nutrients from the environment surrounding the plant. Keep your plant in medium to bright, indirect light and let your plant soak in a bowl of water for 30 minutes to an hour every week, making sure to dry your plant upside down before placing it back in its usual location - they can be prone to rotting leaves if water is left to gather at the base of the plant for long periods of time. In between these waterings, mist your plant every day to maintain some humidity around it. Fun fact about these guys: they are actually in the same family as Bromeliads!

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