Is the Xerographica Plant toxic?
No, Xerographica and other Tillandsia are not toxic. Xerographica is also not palatable to eat, the plant has stiff leathery leaves that are covered by fine wooly hairs. The risk that pets will find Xerographica edible is also low and there will be little to no harm to a pet if it does decide to eat part of the plant. Xerographica may be chewed on by pets that are teething and like to chew on easily accessible things, it is best to keep a Xerographica out of the reach of pets especially young ones as they may damage the plant.
What’s the ideal temperature?
Xerographica grows well in almost all indoor environments. It does not tolerate frost or low temperatures below 40°F and in most places cannot be grown outside. Xerographica may display slowed growth during the winter months due to shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures. Xerographica may also be stimulated to bloom by an increase in daytime temperatures and longer photoperiod at the end of winter.
What’s the ideal humidity level?
Xerographica does great under all indoor humidities. Unlike many other houseplants that come from tropical climates Xerographica is very tolerant to low humidity. This is an ideal quality to have in areas where there is low humidity in the wintertime. Xerographica will tolerate higher humidity conditions but needs to be allowed to dry out between waterings.
Does it purify the air?
Xerographica can be used as an air purifying plant but in a limited way as it is sensitive to low air quality and may respond negatively to areas with smog. Xerographica may have difficulty growing in kitchen environments where vapors from cooking can negatively affect the leaves. It is important to keep the leaves of Xerographica clean, which is an easy task if you use the dip method to water the plant, as the leaves will be washed in the process.