Tillandsia utriculata L.
Spreading Airplant, Giant Wild-pine, Wild-pine, Swollen Wild-pine
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad Family)
USDA Symbol: TIUT
Tillandsia utriculata is the largest Tillandsia species in the United States, with leaves reaching 2 feet (60 cm) in length and a flower stalk up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall. Its fleshy leaves make it look more like the familiar tropical bromeliads than do the other North American species in its genus. It ranges from southern Georgia and Florida south through the Caribbean and from Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico south through Central America to Venezuela in northern South America.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: To about 6 feet in height when in flower.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers are white and the floral bracts are green.
DistributionUSA: FL , GA
Native Distribution: southern Georgia and Florida south through the Caribbean and from Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico south through Central America to Venezuela in northern South America
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tillandsia utriculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tillandsia utriculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tillandsia utriculata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-06-19
Research By: JAM