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, these are nice chunky plants, probably a year or two from flowering size. Few available.
An interesting plant with thick, arcing leaves. Excellent condition. Looking forward to the scented flowers.