The genus includes 500 species of herbaceous, terrestrial or epiphytic plants, always green perennials, mostly originating from the southern United States to South America.
The plants are covered with scaly silvery hair, which absorbs and retains humidity.
LA Tillandsia argentea is grown in a pot or on a tree branch.
T. have small well spaced leaves. Some species have thin pendulous stems, but most form rosettes.
Plants of this type have small three-petal flowers within colored bracts; often solitary but more often collected in ears or panicles.
tillandsia argentea "width =" 745 "height =" 534 "longdesc =" / apartment / singolepiante / tillandsia / tillandsia.asp "> The rosette species are propagated by the suckers that the plant emits in summer, the pendulous ones by division. by detaching the shoots that form around the base of the plant, possibly with some roots, they are fixed on a new support and hang in a shady place after having sprayed them with water.