Giant Airplant

 

Growing to 6″ tall, with clusters of 20-75 leaves, each about 30″ long, the Giant Airplant can live up to 20 years. Greenish or purplish floral bracts surround 10-200 flowers. After the airplant produces a single flower spike and releases its seeds, it will die. Seeds are released the following year in late spring. Populations of the giant airplant have drastically decreased.

Latin Name: Tillandsia Utriculata

Habitat:Oak Hammock

Species Alert! Florida Endangered Plant List