Tillandsia filifolia: An elegant air plant with lots of thin, thread-like leaves. It gets its name from "filum", the Latin for thread. This is a "xeric" type, meaning it prefers more sunlight and less water than the average air plant.
Air Plants (Tillandsia) - Care Information
Tillandsias are low-maintenance plants that require no soil, just plenty of water, sunlight, and airflow. There are three main watering strategies: mist generously 3-7 times a week, submerge completely 2-4 times a week, or soak for 1-2 hours once a week. To prevent rot, shake excess water out of crevices and give enough airflow for the plant to dry within 4 hours. Air plants need all the indirect sunlight they can get and should only be kept in low-light rooms temporarily. They can tolerate direct sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon, and it can even bring out brighter pigments in the leaves. Arrange them with sand, sea glass, rocks, or shells, but avoid absorptive materials like soil and moss.
Photo for reference only: glass globe, penny, and crushed glass are not included.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Zone 10 (30F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Low Indoor Light
Air Plant (no pot)
Hard to Kill
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 10+
WHAT IS MY HARDINESS ZONE?
Air Plants (Tillandsias) are succulents that don't need soil! ...