Tillandsia aeranthos growing on a Cordyline australis. It often comes as a surprise to many gardeners that tillandsias survive outdoors in the UK. Otherwise commonly known as 'air plants' many tillandsias are reputed to be hardy in the mildest areas of the country. T. aeranthos a native of South America is considered to be one of the easiest to grow and its flowers, although small, are particularly striking and relatively long-lasting. At Southern Comfort we have been experimenting with different species of Tillandsia for some years. So far we have found that only T. aeranthos and T. bergeri have been fully successful so far.
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Tillandsia aeranthos flower

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