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Tillandsia pruinosa

Tillandsia pruinosa


Tillandsia pruinosa requires moderate watering and ample air flow. Mist 3-5 times per week, more when dry and less when humid. We advise against soaking this air plant because the bulbous base can collect unseen water and cause the plant to rot. It’s best to let it dry on its side or upside down so the unseen water can flow out of the base. Place under a full spectrum lamp or next to a window that receives plenty of light.

Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet it’s new owner. Please Note that each Tillandsia will vary slightly in shape, size and color and can have small blemishes as they are real, living plants. We always inspect each one thoroughly to ensure that the plants are 100% healthy before sending.

Please Note: Rock is not included.


• Native to northern South America, Central America, southern Mexico, the West Indies and Florida
• Bloom color: Purple with a pink inflorescence.


• 4 inches tall

Only 2 left in stock

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Tillandsia pruinosa has fuzzy tendril like leaves. Its color ranges between dark purple to dark green depending on how much light you give it. This air plant is fuzzier than most species making its unofficial name the ‘fuzzywuzzy’ air plant. The fuzz on the plant are called trichomes which is what the plant uses to soak up moisture and food from the air. Display in a hanger, sea shells or mount to driftwood.

New To Air Plants? Learn More!

What are air plants? Their technical name is Tillandsia and they are one of the few plants out there that don’t require dirt to thrive. They are epiphytes which means they use their roots as grabbers to attach to trees and rocks instead of using them in the dirt. Some air plant species actually do use their roots in dirt but there aren’t too many like that. Air plants receive nutrients through their leaves by way of tiny little trichomes. Water and air both can have the nutrients they need to thrive and grow bigger. Air plants are very slow growing compared to most other plants and you might not see any noticeable growth for a year or two! Air plants are also related to the more commonly known bromeliad which you will see quite often at nurseries or grocery stores.

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Additional information

Weight4 oz
Dimensions5 × 5 × 5 in


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