Tillandsias

Vivarium / Terrarium Appropriate Tillandsias

 
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All Bromeliads
All Bromeliads

Every Bromeliad we carry organized alphabetically, on one super-long page.
Neoregelias
Neoregelias

High quality mature water-holding Neoregelias are one of our best sellers. A real customer favorite!
Tillandsias
Tillandsias

A nice selection of high quality air plants at great prices. A beautiful addition to any terrarium.
Other Broms & Specials
Other Broms & Specials

Bromeliads from other genres, plus discounted grower's choice & plant package deals.
Narrow Your Search:
Looking for a specific plant? Select from one of the below options to narrow the field:
 
All Bromeliads
All Bromeliads

Every Bromeliad we carry organized alphabetically, on one super-long page.
Neoregelias
Neoregelias

High quality mature water-holding Neoregelias are one of our best sellers. A real customer favorite!
Tillandsias
Tillandsias

A nice selection of high quality air plants at great prices. A beautiful addition to any terrarium.
Other Broms & Specials
Other Broms & Specials

Bromeliads from other genres, plus discounted grower's choice & plant package deals.
 

Tillandsia Plant Pack

A grower's choice assortment of our awesome Tillandsia air plants!

Tillandsia Pack
The same high quality Tillandsias we offer on our Tillandsia page, only discounted for a grower's choice assortment. We do our best to pull a nice, balanced assortment. Overall discounts off of our low prices are 5% for the 5 packs, 10-15% for the 10 packs, and a whopping 15-20% for the 20 packs. You won't be disappointed! We try to cater to all hobbyists, regardless of budget, so we've created two assortment categories to choose from. All assortments aren't created equal, and we try to be as upfront as possible with what to expect!
 
Option 1, the "Wide Mix":
A nice assortment of species considered select grade which includes a mix of inexpensive, average, and more expensive species. If you are looking to plant a vivarium or build some "showy" vivariums, this is our recommended choice. Species may include anything on this page, with at least 40% of the mix being picked from the more expensive plants (like T. brachycaulos, T. bulbosa, T. caput-medusae, T ionantha 'Fuego', T ionantha v. stricta, T. tenuifolia 'Blue', and T. tectorum), and the remainder being less expensive species.
 
Option 2, the "Cheap Mix":
A mix of our less expensive species, with a much more limited selection compared to the wide mix. A great selection for gifts, resale at herp & plant shows, and of course great a quick vivarium build or two. Species likely to be included are T. aeranthos, T. albertiana, T. ionantha 'Mexican', T ionantha v. stricta, T. ionantha sp., and T. myosura. These plants are smaller than the "Wide Mix" assortment, but are still a completely healthy option for enthusiasts on a budget!
 
 
 
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Tillandsia aeranthos

Tillandsia aeranthos
A longer Tillandsia that flowers bright purple & hot pink. Planting it up high will result in the plant growing downward into a desirable long, trailing shape. Bright lighting is best.
 
$3.49/ea
 

Tillandsia albertiana

Tillandsia albertiana
A very interesting small Tillandsia commonly used as an accent. Does not tolerate periods of dryness. Throws pups/offsets frequently, and flowers bright red. Bright lighting is best.
 
$2.49/ea
 

Tillandsia brachycaulos

Tillandsia brachycaulos
One of our larger Tillandsias, this is our most moisture-tolerant species of air plant, and the one we use most often in vivariums at NEHERP. Color can range from bright green to a deep red, depending on conditions. Flowers pink & purple, although this plant does not flower frequently. The leaves of this plant begin to curl after a dry period of more than a day or so, which makes it an excellent candidate for many more frequently misted vivariums. Like most Tillandsias, it benefits from a little air movement, but does not require as much as many other species. It's larger & more robust size also makes it more appropriate for use with slightly larger species (i.e. Phelsuma, Correlophus, Rhacodactylus) than other Tillandsias.
 
$5.49/ea
 

Tillandsia bulbosa

Tillandsia bulbosa
A bizarre looking pseudobulbous air plant that tolerates a fairly wide range of conditions. One of our favorites at NEHERP, the colors range from a deep purple to a bright green, with appearance being dictated by growing conditions. A fairly moisture-tolerant species that doesn't require as much air movement as many other Tillandsias.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia caput-medusae

Tillandsia caput-medusae
Larger than it's equally unique cousin T. bulbosa, this plant is covered in trichomes, giving it a white fuzzy appearance. If planting this in a more humid environment, we suggest mounting it sideways or upside down to prevent water from collecting in the bulbous base of the plant. Sold around 5-6", but can grow to 9"+! Due to it's larger size, we've planted these in many arboreal Gecko habitats with success. We wouldn't recommend planting this species in enclosures averaging above 85% humidity, unless a fair amount of air movement is provided.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'

Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'
One of our most popular air plants! Fuego can turn bright red almost top-to-bottom under bright & humid conditions. Flowers purple & yellow. A type of ionantha, this variety is well suited to the conditions of many vivariums. Allow to dry before re-misting.
 
$5.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta

Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta
A great little hybrid that turns bright red under good conditions. Like all ionanthas, these tolerate a moderate amount of humidity, but will benefit from a little airflow or being mounted near an opening. Flowers purple & yellow.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexican'

Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexican'
A popular variety of the most common air plant, Tillandsia ionantha. The purple blush color will come out in brighter, more humid conditions. Tolerates a moderate amount of humidity, and throws pups/offsets fairly frequently.
 
$1.99/ea
 

Tillandsia myosura

Tillandsia myosura
A flat-growing species of Tillandsia that makes a great accent plant for terrarium backgrounds, vines, and more. Very unique, and can be mounted upside-down for a trailing growth pattern. We've had luck planting these in a wide variety of enclosures, as they seem to be fairly forgiving. Tolerates a moderate amount of humidity & moisture, and will thrive under medium/high amounts of light. Throws pups/offsets fairly frequently.
 
$1.79/ea
 

Tillandsia tenuifolia

Tillandsia tenuifolia Tillandsia tenuifolia
Planting these up high will result in the plant growing downward into a long, elegant, trailing shape. Flowers are bright blue attached to long draping runners, with otherwise green foliage. Beautiful both in and out of bloom. If planted in a humid enclosure, air movement is is important for the long-term success of this species.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia tectorum

Tillandsia tectorum Tillandsia tectorum
A truly a unique little air plant! Tectorum's fuzzy white leaves do best when mounted towards the top of a vivarium in slightly drier conditions. This is not a great Tillandsia for vivariums that remain at 80+% humidity, and they do best with a decent amount of air flow. Does not tolerate being over-saturated well, so try to mist lightly!
 
$4.49/ea
 

Tillandsia usneoides

Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss Live
Our live Spanish Moss is sold in quart-size bags, for a roughly 5in clump. A great looking option for temperate vivariums, or for enclosures with a fair amount of air flow! This plant is not tolerant of constant moisture, and benefits from frequent periods of dryness. We suggest against using this plant in any enclosure averaging over 80% R/H, unless considerable airflow is provided.
 
$5.49/ea Quart Bag