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Tillandsia setacea Sw.
Air Plant, Southern needleleaf
Synonym(s): Tillandsia tenuifolia
USDA Symbol: tise
Air Plant is a member of the bromeliad or pineapple family (family Bromeliaceae). Bromeliads are epiphytic (rarely terrestrial) scurfy herbs, with generally stiff, long leaves and flowers, often in long clusters with conspicuously colored bracts. The family contains about 59 genera and more than 1,300 species, mostly native of tropical America Some have been introduced into other warm regions and cultivated for use as ornamentals or for their edible fruit.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff