Tillandsia Xerographica

$20 $25

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 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.

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.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
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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