The Tillandsia streptophylla is known as Shirley Temple for its curly mane of leaves. The name "streptophylla" means "with twisted leaves," and this unique and curly species is considered to be a xeric Tillandsia, meaning it thrives in drier conditions. When the leaves are more dehydrated, they curl up into tight ringlets. This beauty grows a gorgeous, pink inflorescence that is frosted with trichomes.
These air plants will prefer less frequent waterings than many varieties, and we recommend dunking or misting them versus soaking.
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- Bright to moderate indirect light
- Water 2-3 times a week depending on environment and species
- Good air circulation
- Temperatures between 50F-95F
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