This beginner-friendly, warm-toned aerial plant is a pineapple cousin, and it shows, with its unique crown look and hardy nature, it is a must-have for any collector that wants to spice up their garden.
Also known as “the Air Plant”, this aerial plant is native to Central America. It usually grows between 2-3 inches (6-8 cm) in height and can spread easily, as one isolated plant can turn into a colony in just a few years.
Identification can be done through a series of factors. It doesn’t have stems, and its pointy, slightly curved leaves arranged in an organized pattern similar to a pineapple crown. There is a wide variety of cultivars and subspecies. Also, the majority presents the “blush effect”, meaning the central leaves turn pinkish red before and throughout the blooming season, returning then to their normal green tone. It is hardy, resistant, easy to care for, low maintenance, and beginner-friendly.