(Bulbous Air Plant, Dancing Bulb)
The bulbous airplant develops a rosy pink blush on its curvaceous leaves before the purple flowers appear in spring. This frost tender evergreen bromeliad hails from southern Mexico and the West Indies southward into northern South America. Native populations also exist in the most southerly reaches of Florida. It is an epiphyte, which means its tiny roots attach to other plants for support. In the wild, it exist in thin, drier canopies of lowland forests, and the curious onion-like bulbous base...
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(Linden's Air Plant, Pink Quill)
The arching, stiff green to gray-green leaves of this Ecuadorian air plant form handsome rosettes. Pink quill is named for its clusters of pink crested floral bracts that bear brilliant purple flowers. Like most tillandsias, it is an evergreen perennial and epiphyte (tree grower).
The narrow, lance-shaped leaves of pink quill arch gently and form a neat rosette. Around the spring and fall equinoxes, it will send up one or two flower stems topped with a dense cluster of bracts (petal-like leaves)...
(Threadleaf Air Plant)
The soft, silvery green, filament-like leaves of threadleaf air plant are made more beautiful by its delicate spring flowers. Native to the mid-elevations of southern Mexico and Central America, this frost-tender perennial bromeliad is an epiphyte (grows upon another plant for support). It naturally inhabits tropical forests and only requires moderate humidity for good growth.
Threadleaf air plant forms a central rosette of thread-like, light green leaves that extend outward in a radial display....
(Sky Plant, Violet-flowered Air Plant)
Sky plant is a miniature bromeliad native to forested regions from Mexico and Central America. It is an epiphyte, which means it grows in the upper branches of trees where it receives some sun.
Its pointed, lance-shaped leaves are round in circumference and crowd together to form dense rosettes. They are covered with gray-green, tiny, shield-shaped hairs (trichomes) which collect water and nutrients for the plant and give it a dusty appearance. When the plant is ready to flower in winter or...