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Tillandsia Xerographica Care

Tillandsia Xerographica Care & Maturity

July 21, 2022

Tillandsia xerographica, or the Queen Tillandsia, is a species of bromeliad that is native to southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The name is derived from the Greek words ξηρός ( xeros ), meaning "dry", and γραφία (graphia ), meaning "writing". Tillandsia xerographica is a slow-growing, xerophytic epiphyte.


Watering: Moderate watering needs. Mist weekly or soak 2x/month during spring/summer ensuring water does not collect in plant's crown which will lead to rot. If plant is kept in a holder of some kind, ensure plant is completely dry before replacing. Cut watering in half during winter months.
Light Requirements: Bright, indirect filtered light.
Humidity Needs: Moderate, prefers 65% or higher.
Soil Preference: 
n/a
Fertilizing: 
Benefits from misting with air plant fertilizer 1-2x/month during spring/summer months.
Repotting: 
n/a
Pet Safe: Yes
Common Issues: 
Rot due to overwatering. If the base of the plant turns brown or black, and leaves are falling out or off from the center, your plant has likely succumbed to rot.

Blooming Tillandsia Xerographica



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