- Tillandsia xerographica
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Tillandsia xerographica is part of the Bromeliaceae family and is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. This stemless plant is epiphytic or lithophytic and comprises of leaves spiraling to form a dense rosette. T.xerographica is grey in colour and is covered in trichomes which absorb moisture from the air. In it's natural environment, it would live on the middle of branches (where there are thorns) on a host tree where it would absorb nurtrients from decaying matter and water from axils.
This plant is threatened by deforestation and invasive species, it is also incredibly slow growing.
Size: Approximately 13cm across.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average temperatures in native environments are between 22 and 28˚C.
Light: Bright filtered light but be mindful of sunburn. You can treat these plants to some real sun by taking them outside on a hot day.
Watering: Mist twice a week and submerge in tepid water every one or two weeks for an hour, shake the water off and place the plant upside down on a towel to dry off. Ideally use rainwater or allow tap water to settle overnight.
Air humidity: Average home humidity is fine, unlike other Tillandsia, this species can tolerate incredibly dry air.
Fertilising: Feed monthly during the growing season, mist with diluted fertiliser after watering.
This plant is non-toxic.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.