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.
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