The Tillandsia Argentea originally grows in dry areas in Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba and Jamaica. This Air Plant grows as a single, as well as in clusters of multiples of the same species and has very thin silver(ish)-leaves. The Tillandsia Argentea barely has roots and mostly grows on rocks and trees. The leaves of this air plant grow in a loose way and the spike of the plant grows purple flowers from the centre.
The Tillandsia Argentea is very easy to care for and to use in bouquets, arrangements and other decorational purposes for example. This air plant likes an airy and a bright/light environment the most. Besides that, it likes to be sprayed once or twice a week, depending on the humidity.
The Tillandsia Stricta is native to Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, growing either on both the sands of beach dunes and in trees. This air plant is an evergreen, clump-forming and short-stemmed Tillandsia species with leaves arranged into thick rosettes. The Tillandsia Stricta could differ from soft leaved specimens to much harder, stiffer types and different coloured forms from light green leaves to silvery leaves.