The Argentea air plant has a small and compact base, with an army of slender “tentacles” that extend out in every direction.
As this plant variety matures, it will release a long and slender bloom straight out of the middle that will release a flower from the tip.
*The term ‘air plants’ is the common name for Tillandsias, a type of Bromeliad, because they don’t need to be planted in soil. In the wild, deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies, Tillandsias colonize objects such as rocks and trees by clinging on to them with their roots.
Air plants are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are mainly used as anchors.