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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tillandsia xerographica - Giant Air Plant

Scientific name: Tillandsia xerographica
Common name: Giant Air Plant
Chinese name:空氣鳳梨 - 霸王鳳 (kong qi feng li - ba wang feng)
Family: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Tropical America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador)
Category: Air Plant, xerophytic epiphyte

This plant has been nicknamed "King of Air Plants". The epithet "xerographica" is derived from the Greek words ξηρός (xeros), meaning "dry," and γραφία (graphia), meaning "writing." (Source: Wikipedia)

Plant care: Grow under full to partial sun with occasional misting. No soil needed. 

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