Tillandsia Stricta

Tillandsia Stricta is an air plant variety. They are usually shorter stemmed and reproduce in clumps. This epiphyte tends to have pale green leaves that form grayish rosettes. Epiphytes are plants that anchor to a host, but are not considered parasitic. They have beautiful flowers that have a wide range of colors. These colors range from blue, purplish, yellow-white and pink. Shaped like a funnel, they can produce forty plus spikes that are slender in design. Tillandsia is a member of the bromeliads which make up a large group of evergreen perennials. These air plants can attach themselves to a vegetative host, the earth or rocks.  

If we are discussing Tillandsia in general, then tend to have stiffer, more linear leaves. Leaf color ranges from a grayish green to a darker green and even hues of red. Producing funnel shaped  blooms that consist of three sepals and petals. The lobes usually spread from the middle of the bracts. Tolerant to low temperatures above forty-five degrees, these plants can thrive inside the home or outdoors. Make sure they have plenty of light, but not direct sunlight and they are in an area with ample air flow.

Important Note:
The Tillandsia is susceptible to disease and insects.

Tillandsia Characteristics:
Belongs to the Bromeliaceae family.
Height ranges from 4 inches to 6.5 inches.
Width ranges from 4 inches to 6.5 inches.
In the category or bromeliad and perennial.
Tends to have irregular growing pattern and more work to maintain.
Leaves are usually coarse and evergreen.
Foliage color is typically greenish.
Tends to have showy characteristics and unusual in visual nature.
Flower colors can be white, yellow, blue, purple or pink.
Tends to have a tolerance for higher temps, humidity and lack of water.
Usually blooms in early to late spring.
Usually does well with dappled to full sun.