Common Name: Rhino Horn
Species: T. seleriana
Leaf Color: Gray to green – covered in trichomes
Flower Color: Pink and purple
Lifespan: Several years
Watering: Mist two or three times per week
Propagation: Seeds and pups
Natural Habitat: Central America, Mexico
Tillandsia seleriana Care
Commonly known as the rhino horn plant, Tillandsia seleriana gets its name form its thick, curved leaves. The leaves of this air plant are a beautiful green color that is sometimes covered in a gray or white powdery substance known as trichomes. These trichomes help the plant to absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. The flowers of Tillandsia seleriana are a pretty pink and purple color.
Here’s what you need to know about caring for Tillandsia seleriana:
Mist the leaves of Tillandsia seleriana 2-3 times per week. If you live in a very dry climate, you may need to mist more often.
This air plant does best in bright, indirect light.
This air plant prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate temperatures as high as 95°F.
Fertilize Tillandsia seleriana once a month with a dilute solution of air plant fertilizer.
Tillandsia seleriana Habitat
Tillandsia seleriana is native to Central America and Mexico. In its natural habitat, it can be found growing on rocks or in trees.
Tillandsia seleriana Lifespan
With proper care, Tillandsia seleriana can live for several years.
Propagating Tillandsia seleriana
Tillandsia seleriana can be propagated by seeds or pups. Pups are small offsets that form at the base of the plant. To propagate by seed can take several years to germinate, so most growers propagate by pups.
To propagate Tillandsia seleriana by pups, simply remove the pup from the mother plant and care for it as you would the mother plant.
Tillandsia seleriana Toxicity
This air plant is non-toxic and safe to be around both humans and pets.