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Tillandsia
achyrostachys
Tillandsia
acostae
Tillandsia
aeranthos
Tillandsia
atroviolacea
Tillandsia
atroviridipetala
Tillandsia baguagrandensis Tillandsia 
bergeri
Tillandsia beutelspacheri
Tillandsia 
boliviensis
Tillandsia  bourgaei Tillandsia  brachycaulos Tillandsia 
bulbosa

Tillandsia
buseri

Tillandsia bradeana Tillandsia
cacticola
Tillandsia 
canescens
Tillandsia 
caminea
Tillandsia  capitata Tillandsia 
caput-medusae
Tillandsia 
caulescens
Tillandsia
cerrateana
Tillandsia   concolor Tillandsia 
confertiflora
Tillandsia  
cretacea

Tillandsia
complanata

Tillandsia
confinis

Tillandsia  
cyanea
Tillandsia
deppeana
Tillandsia didisticha Tillandsia
durati
Tillandsia
dyeriana
Tillandsia
edithiae
Tillandsia esseriana Tillandsia
fasciculata
Tillandsia flabellata Tillandsia
flagellata
Tillandsia
foliosa
Tillandsia fuchsii
forma gracillis
Tillandsia funckiana Tillandsia
gardneri
Tillandsia
geminiflora
Tillandsia 
globosa
Tillandsia grazielae Tillandsia guatemalensis
Tillandsia
gutteana
Tillandsia
gymnobotrya

Tillandsia
hamaleana

Tillandsia
harrisii
Tillandsia
heubergeri
Tillandsia 
hondurensis
Tillandsia 
huarazensis
Tillandsia   
ignesiae
Tillandsia
imperialis
Tillandsia
imporaensis
Tillandsia
ionantha
Tillandsia  
jucunda
Tillandsia  
juncea
Tillandsia  kautskyi Tillandsia 
kegeliana
Tillandsia 
krahnii
Tillandsia 
lajensis

Tillandsia
latifolia

Tillandsia
leiboldiana
Tillandsia 
leonamiana
Tillandsia 
lindenii
Tillandsia 
linearis
Tillandsia
  lorentziana
Tillandsia 
lucida
Tillandsia
magnusiana
Tillandsia
matudae
Tillandsia 
mauryana
Tillandsia 
micans
Tillandsia 
montana
Tillandsia
  multicaulis
Tillandsia
  myriantha
Tillandsia  
neglecta

Tillandsia
oroyensis

Tillandsia
pamelae
Tillandsia 
paucifolia
Tillandsia 
platyrhachis 
Tillandsia
plumosa
Tillandsia
pohliana
Tillandsia
polita  
Tillandsia
pretiosa
Tillandsia pseudomacbrideana Tillandsia
recurvifolia
Tillandsia
rhomboidea
Tillandsia roseiflora
Tillandsia
rothii
Tillandsia
rubella
Tillandsia
somnians
Tillandsia
sprengeliana

Tillandsia
straminea i

Tillandsia
streptocarpa
Tillandsia
streptophylla
Tillandsia
stricta
Tillandsia
sucrei
Tillandsia
tenuifolia
Tillandsia
toropiensis

Tillandsia
tovarensis

Tillandsia
tricolor
Tillandsia
turquinensis
Tillandsia
umbellata
Tillandsia variabilis
Tillandsia velickiana Tillandsia
velutina
Tillandsia vernicosa Tillandsia vicentina
     
Tillandsia
yunckeri
     
       
 
Tillandsia is a genus of around 540 species in the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae), found in the forests, mountains, and deserts, of Central and South America, and Mexico and the southern United States in North America.

The thinner-leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick-leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought. Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes.

Tillandsia species are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) – ie they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants). Epiphytes are not parasitic, depending on the host only for support.

The genus Tillandsia was named by Carolus Linnaeus after the Swedish physician and botanist Dr. Elias Tillandz (originally Tillander) (1640-1693).
Etymology

Common names for Tillandsia include air plant, Ball moss (T. recurvata) and Spanish moss, the latter referring to T. usneoides in particular.
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Tillandsia plants mounted on the bark of a cork oak

Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only. Reproduction is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could have up to a dozen pups.
Indoor arrangement of six Tillandsia plants mounted on a log section.

Although not normally cultivated for their flowers, some Tillandsia will bloom on a regular basis. In addition, it is quite common for some species to take on a different leaf colour (usually changing from green to red) when about to flower. This is an indication that the plant is monocarpic (flowers once before dying) but offsets around the flowering plant will continue to thrive.

Temperature is not critical, the range being from 32°C down to 10°C. They are sensitive to frost, except for the hardiest species, T. usneoides, which can tolerate night-time frosts down to about -10°C.

Tillandsia is a primary ingredient in an herbal supplement to treat pollen allergies.