Tillandsia Streptophylla (Linguine Plant)
Tillandsia Streptophylla (Linguine Plant)

Tillandsia Streptophylla (Linguine Plant)

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Native to Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies, Tillandsia Streptophylla thrives in low humidity areas due to its abundance of trichomes.

The T. streptophylla has soft pastel green leaves and is quite fuzzy due to the dusting of trichomes along its leaves. The word “streptophylla” means “with twisted leaves.” The drier the conditions are, the more curly this plant will be, and its leaves will curl into tight ringlets.

When beginning to bloom, the T. streptophylla will blush reddish pink and will emit a gorgeous light pink inflorescence with white buds that are frosted with trichomes. These white buds will bloom purple flowers. If kept outside, these flower bracts will attract hummingbirds! 

Due to the fact that these plants are xeric species, they prefer more sun and less frequent waterings than many air plant varieties. We recommend dunking or misting the T. streptophylla instead of soaking as water can get trapped in its pseudobulb ( meaning that its bulbous base is hollow) and cause the plant to rot. Always shake out any excess water when watering any air plant. After blooming, these plants will use their remaining energy to produce offsets or pups.

These plants look great on a shelf in a bowl, or even a large open terrarium. They also do well mounted or hanging from wire.

 

Source - air-plants.com