Tillandsia caerulea is a delicate, whimsical-looking air plant. It has long, thin, winding leaves, with an even longer inflorescence that blooms a fragrant, purple flower.
But don’t be fooled by this beauty, as she is a hardy, sun-loving species that grows well in bright conditions. In time, Tillandsia caerulea forms into a symmetrical clump. Tillandsia Caerulea requires only very light watering and must be allowed to dry quickly.
It can be paired eloquently with T.crocata and T.usneoides. A great addition to any plant collection.
A graceful air plant, Tillandsia caerulea is rightly adapted to its native home in the arid regions of Peru and Ecuador where it forms large, dense clusters of slender, feathery plants. The slender appearance of Tillandsia caerulea disguises its rugged toughness.
The air plant creates sweetly scented light purple-blue flowers on a tall, fine spike. Each plant produces multiple flowers on the inflorescence; gradually opening in succession over a period of several weeks.
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: