Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri
Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri

Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri


Tillandsia aeranthos bergeri, often referred to just as Tillandsia bergeri, or simply bergeri, is native to Argentina. Part of the Bromeliad family, all Tillandsia species are air plants. In its natural mountainous environment, the bergeri can be found attached to rocks and tree branches.

For an air plant, it's robust, easy-to-care-for, and fast-growing. The gray-green, narrow, tapering leaves are tough, and they quickly develop into a tight clumping form.

Flowering for a few weeks in the summer, the pink shades on the bracts add a wonderful splash of color to your home. So do the delicate little blue or violet flowers that form on them. The flowers may only be a few centimeters in size, but they are bright, have white centers, and have interesting twisted petals.

Keep tillandsia in bright light (some direct sun is fine) and soak in water once a week for an hour, and then allow to air dry.