Tillandsia Bartramii, commonly referred to as Batram’s air plant, is an epiphytic plant found growing natively in Carolina, Florida and Georgia of the United States. The air plant can also be found growing further South, in Guatemala and Mexico.
A typical clump would grow to around 20-40cm in diameter, and have around 15 – 30 gray leaves. The plant will produce pinkish-red flowers.
Tillandsia Bartramii is a hardy air plant that enjoys good movement.
Tillandsia Bartramii was named after the early naturalist, William Bartram from Florida, where the plant grows naturally. They have long, very thin, needle-like leaves, which are grey-green in color and these air plants can form into larger ball colonies. Plants currently sold as a young, individual piece, that will provide several months to a year of growth until it flowers and offsets.
Bartram’s air plant is a perennial that reproduces sexually as well as vegetatively. It is an epiphyte held on the limbs of trees by wiry roots which serve only to anchor the plant to its supporting limb and do not take up water or nutrients from the tree. T.bartramii is similar to T.juncea and T.setecea.
It is an interesting plant and a great addition to any collection.
We have an extensive collection of Tillandsias. They are an incredible epiphyte that grows naturally in Central and South America. They are simply magical and do well as a standalone piece or displayed in a terrarium or mount. These are some of our favorites: