Tillandsia is a genus of perennial herbaceous air plants. It means that they grow by attaching themselves to other plants. However, they are not parasitic and use other living organisms only for physical support. Some kinds of this plant don’t have roots at all and don’t require soil to grow.
Some representatives have a rigid stem, while others don't have one at all. Tillandsia can be classified as a terrestrial or epiphytic plant based on this. Tillandsias with no root system feed in an unusual way: they get all the needed nutrients from the atmosphere.
This plant's suspended variety has oblong, narrow leaves that are 10 in (25 cm) long and ⅓ in (1 cm) broad. The hue of the foliage can range from gray to green. Flat leaves with scales form the rosettes of green tillandsias. Some species have a smooth leaf plate that can reach 16 in (40 cm) in length. The vivid pink bracts of Tillandsia form a big spike-like inflorescence. In the wild, they are mostly found in the southern United States and Chile, but lately they have become increasingly popular as exotic houseplants.