Tillandsia xiphioides grows on trees and rocks, it is indigenous to Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Northern Argentina.
It is a xerophytic or dry growing species and like many of the silver, densely trichome covered species it likes to dry out completely between watering.
It is very special species because of it gorgeous china white, frilly edged flowers that are incredibly and deliciously citrus scented, unlike any thing else. It likes high light levels and good air-movement.
Rarely offered, this is a slightly smaller form of the type species. These are small plants.
Our air plants arrived very quickly just before Christmas as promised. Beautifully packaged and excellent quality.
Thank you Andy
It was interesting to discover this dwarf form of T. xiphiodes on Andy's listings so had to try this to compare with the normal form. It has all the characteristics of the usual form but really is a lot smaller. If my piece is mature then the relative size difference is at least a quarter size. The piece Andy supplied is already sending out small off shoots from the base and I look forward to seeing it flower in due course. Well packed and labelled as usual.
Been wanting a xiphiodes for a while but have limited space so when i found this dwarf form it was perfect. The plant that arrived was super healthy