Streptophylla Air Plant


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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.  

First photo shows the plant in bloom, second shows what it will look like if you order a small, medium, or large. 

Add a Tillandsia streptophylla to your air plant collection today!


  • Bright to moderate indirect light
  • Water 2-3 times a week depending on        environment and species
  • Good air circulation
  • Temperatures between 50F-95F

For more in depth care instructions for air plants, please check out our air plant care page.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Delightful curly fellow

A rather small but healthy plant
Can’t wait for it to grow
Looks nothing like the image on the site which must be of a more mature streptophylla

Hi Terri,

Thanks for the review. You are right, the T. streptophylla in the photo is a more mature plant, and with proper care, your T. streptophylla will grow to be quite large as well! Thanks again!