This is one tillandsia that can handle direct sunlight. Xerographica is a native of Mexico. It can be beautifully implemented as a focal point in numerous displays. It enhances cut flower arrangements, even useful in bridal bouquets. This tillandsia can withstand a lot of dryness. It should be misted weekly but you will find that its leaves will curl more tightly with less misting and become looser with more mistings.