Air Plant (Tillandsia xerographica)
Air plants are attractive and sculptural; they look more like sea-creature tentacles than plants. This particular species, Tillandsia xerographica, is one of the biggest and is known as the king of air plants. It needs no soil to live in.
Despite the name, these plants require more than just air to survive. To water one, submerge it in a sink or bowl of water for 30-60 minutes every two weeks, then let it dry before returning it to the holder.
Toxicity: Non toxic
Approximate size: 18cm diameter
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