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Tillandsia schiedeana

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. schiedeana

Leaf Color: Green to red

Flower Color: Purple or violet

Height: 14-16″

Width: 14-16″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Mist once per week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Central America, Mexico, and West Indies

Toxicity: Non-toxic

Tillandsia schiedeana Care

Tillandsia schiedeana is a striking air plant that is easy to grow. It has broad leaves that are green with red tips. Able to grow to 14-16 inches tall and wide, this air plant is a great addition to any indoor space.

If you have a Tillandsia schiedeana, in your home, here are a few tips on how to care for it:


This low-maintenance air plant only needs to be misted once per week. If you live in a particularly dry climate, you may need to mist it more often.


Tillandsia schiedeana does best in bright, indirect light. If you live in a warm climate, it can also tolerate some direct sun.


Don’t let your Tillandsia schiedeana get too cold. It should be kept above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


The Tillandsia schiedeana produces purple or violet flowers. After the plant blooms, it will die.

Tillandsia schiedeana Habitat

This air plant is native to Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies. In its natural habitat, it grows on rocks or trees.

Tillandsia schiedeana Lifespan

Expect your Tillandsia schiedeana to live for several years with proper care.

Propagating Tillandsia schiedeana is

You can propagate the Tillandsia schiedeana by seeds or pups. Pups must be removed from the mother plant before they are planted or mounted.

Tillandsia schiedeana Toxicity

This plant is non-toxic and safe for pets and people.