Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor
Tillandsia Albida minor

*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately

Tillandsia albida is fast becoming extinct in its natural habitat in Mexico. Belonging to the Bromeliaceae family, the caulescent plant exhibits stem-like growth. The leaves form a rosette though they are rigid. The silver-colored leaves spiral around the stem. This slow-growing air plant bears crimson-colored inflorescence with cream-colored flowers. Since it is xeric, it loves bright, intense light but not direct. It also prefers good airflow around. The winter dormant air plant exhibits good growth when hung upside down. The Tillandsia albida minor grows to a height of about 15 cm.

Growth Rate

Tillandsia albida minor grows at a slow pace.


The plant can flower at any time. Each rosette develops one spiked red-colored inflorescence that bears cream flowers. 

Watering and Feeding

The almost extinct species in its natural habitat can be cultivated well by misting the plant two to three times a week. Alternatively, the plant can be submerged in a big bowl filled with tap or rainwater for half an hour. At any cost, this air plant should be dried well, or else it can rot to death. 


Being an air plant, the Tillandsia albida minor attaches to solid substrata like wood, wires, etc., for growth. It takes its nutrients from the air.


The hardiness zones of Albida minor are 9 to 11. It is frost sensitive and cannot withstand temperatures less than 30° to 40°F (-1.1° to 4.4°C).


Albida minor loves a bright sunny environment. Ensure that the light is not direct as it prefers filtered sunlight. 


Offsets and pups at the base of the plant are best for propagation.

Hung upside down, the Tillandsia albida minor is a show-stopper all the way through. Pick a healthy air plant from Planet Desert and stop the Albida from getting extinct.


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Tillandsia Albida minor

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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