Tillandsia aeranthos (eye–RAHN–thos) grows epiphytically from near sea level to several hundred meters in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay. It has a preference for mature tipa trees (Tipuana tipu) and tends to grow singly or in small clusters of two to a dozen plants. It is very similar in appearance to T. bergeri but a look at the blooms of the two will show how different they are. Also, T. bergeri will often have several offsets growing from the base because it offsets all year round unlike T. aeranthos that is more typical of the genus and it generally offsets after the blooming cycle.
Sun: Bright, indirect or filtered light
Water: Mist frequently, occasionally dunk under water allowing water to fully drain from base
Temperature: 50-90 degrees, best grown indoors in most of the country
Dormancy: none needed
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