Tillandsia Xerographica have a distinct look, so it is easy to tell them apart from other air plant species. Xerographica are characterized by silver, curled leaves that contribute to the plant’s spherical shape, and their slow growing habits make them a great plant for owners to maintain and watch them thrive. Its name comes from Greek words “xero” and “graphica,” meaning “dry writing” or “dry painting.”
If you’re a novice plant enthusiast you may be wondering what all the scientific terms surrounding air plants mean. We don’t blame you! It can feel intimidating to begin learning about tillandsia when you don’t understand the complex terminology that comes along with them.
Generally speaking, it's best to keep your air plants out of direct sunlight when possible. Each plant is unique, though, so different species of air plants might cause some variations in the care they need. A common cause of death for air plants is too much sun exposure.
Tillandsia Tectorum, an air plant native to Ecuador and Peru, is a widely loved plant for good reason. Not only is this plant visually appealing with its whimsical, fuzzy trichomes, but it is also one of the easiest Tillandsias to tend to. Whether you’re an avid plant owner or a first-timer, this plant will thrive if you follow a few easy care instructions.
We’ve all seen it in the movies. It’s floats and sways like ghostly spirits as it hangs from large oak trees and cypress trees here in the deep south. Spanish Moss or Tillandsia usneoides is probably the most popular but least known air plant if that makes any sense.