In early 2006, after many years of fascination with Mother Nature's beautiful Air Plants and Bromeliads, father & son team, John Meyerhoffer Sr. and Jr., founded Akamai Accents.

Headquartered in Port St Lucie, FL, AkamaiAccents LLC retails their products through local farmers markets on Florida's east coast from Vero Beach to Palm Beach Gardens and Florida's west coast from Ft Myers to Marco Island.

Over the years, many of our fantastic and faithful customers have requested a website for their friends and family to visit. This website is dedicated to all those who have inspired, encouraged, and supported us. The positive response to our products has been overwhelming, and we will continue to strive for excellence in quality, value, integrity, creativity, instruction, and education.
Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only. Reproduction is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could have up to a dozen pups.

Although not normally cultivated for their flowers, some Tillandsia will bloom on a regular basis. In addition, it is quite common for some species to take on a different leaf colour (usually changing from green to red) when about to flower. This is an indication that the plant is monocarpic (flowers once before dying) but offsets around the flowering plant will continue to thrive.

Temperature is not critical, the range being from 32°C down to 10°C. They are sensitive to frost, except for the hardiest species, T. usneoides, which can tolerate night-time frosts down to about -10°C.
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