Here’s an air plant with such curly leaves that its nickname is “Shirley Temple.” Tillandsia streptophylla, you’re irresistible.
Native to warm climates in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Tillandsia streptophylla has leaves that curl up as it dries out. For tips on how to take care of an air plant, see Air Plants: A Field Guide to Planting, Care & Design.
See more tips for keeping a tillandsia properly hydrated at Gardening 101: How to Water an Air Plant. Read more: