These fuzzy little guys are found growing wild in areas such as Florida, Central America and South America. In Florida, the pruinosa is considered an endangered plant in the wild due to insect damage, illegal collecting, and habitat destruction.
This variety of air plant prefers good air circulation and partial shade. Its trichomes help shield the plant from the sun. The pruinosa ranges in colors from green, purple, to a dark grey. In anticipation of blooming, the bulb of the pruinosa blushes a vibrant pink and then emits delicate purple flowers.