Tillandsia Plagiotropica


This adorable little Air Plant is an ideal Tillandsia for terrariums, glass ornaments, Himmeli as well as any shallow cups or bowls. It is a rather rare species with wide, pillow-soft almost downy leaves that come to a point. It prefers cool temperatures and loves air circulation. And when in bloom it produces beautiful snow white flowers!


The Tillandsia Plagiotropica prefers to be misted 2-3 times a week and soaked once every week for 15 minutes or every other week for 30 minutes. Soakings and heavy mistings must be done with care to avoid rotting. As for light and air, it does very well in indirect sunlight and prefers a bit of air circulation. A good indicator of your plant being thirsty is the curvature of its leaves. The leaves will tighten up when thirsty.


Soaks that last too long, trapped water in between its leaves - so after a soaking or a heavy misting, make sure you turn it upside down and shake the excess water free. You can leave the air plant upside down until it is fully dry before placing it back in its home.


The Tillandsia Plagiotropica is native to Guatemala and San Salvador.


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MEASUREMENTS // approximate

W: 3” x H: 3”

Do you have any other questions about this incredibly interesting air plant or any other air plants? Feel free to view my Introduction to Air Plant Care or my Air Plant Care Blog Series, or contact me.