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Tillandsia andreana E.Morren ex André

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Colombia (South America).
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphyte, it has a clumping growth form and has a rounded shape, growing up to 10 cm wide. 
Foliage The leaves are linear in shape with an acuminate apex and are arranged in a spirla. The green leaves are covered with a layer of silver scales. 
Flowers The red flowers are borne on 1 to 2 flowered terminal inflorescences.  
Cultivation It can be grown mounted on a piece of bark, rock or hung suspended in the air without any growing medium under partial sun. It is best watered regularly via spraying and should be allowed to dry out in between watering sessions or rot may occur. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Skyrise / Balcony

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Silver / Grey
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Spiral
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Red

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Master ID 32140
Species ID 6546
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.