TILLANDSIA AERANTHOS (a-eranth'us) Native to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, where it grows as an epiphyte on trees in areas bordering rivers and is also found growing in colonies on rocks, mostly near sea level. This compact rosette of stiff, gray leaves, 3 inches long, quickly forms a colony of plants. The inflorescence, about 5 inches long, is conspicuous for its brillian coloration: The bracts are vivid reddish purple, and the flowers have petals of bright bluish violet. The flower spike, bearing about six flowers, measures 2 inches in height. This tillandsia seldom puts out roots but multiplies and blooms nevertheless. It can be hung on a wire and left to multiply.
We send detailed instructions on the care of our air plants. We do recommend purchasing our air plant food along with them to insure they grow optimally.