Air Plant Tilli-Cards 4+

Pamela Hyatt

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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TILLI-CARDS are a reference guide for growing Tillandsia Air Plants. Whether you are new to growing Tillandsia Air Plants or an experienced collector you will find the TILLI-CARDS app to be great resource. The commonly named “Air Plants” are actually Tillandsias. Tillandsias are a Genus in the Bromeliad Family, the same family as the pineapple. Many of these air plants grow epiphytically - on branches of trees. They are growing in popularity and this new TILLI-CARDS app will guide you to care for your air plant.

TILLI-CARDS are color coded for easily recognizing plant needs – Xeric, Intermediate or Mesic. Each card contains the following information:

- Image of each plant in bloom
- Scientific name of species, common names where applicable
- Cultivar name of hybrids
- Publisher and year published for species
- Breeder and year registered for hybrids and cultivars
- Geographical range by country
- Elevation
- Cultural tips
- Quick reference icons for light, temperature and moisture requirements

This App is useful and convenient for anyone wanting to learn how to grow and maintain their own tillandsia – air plant collection or explore the diversity of the Genus Tillandsia.


This application has the following features:

- Browse by swiping sideways. Tap on any image to flip the card over and view details of the plant.
- Search – Powerful search engine allows search by plant name, ID #, publisher, breeder, cultural requirements, country, elevation.
- Favorites – Ability to mark any number of cards as favorites. Use this feature to highlight your own collection, mark your wish list or select different TILLI-CARDS to do a side-by-side comparison. This is especially useful when comparing a hybrid with the parents of the hybrid.
- Sharing via – Airdrop, Message, Email, Twitter, Facebook – send any Tilli-Card to yourself & friends

TILLI-CARDS™ is the creation of Pamela Koide Hyatt, the owner of Bird Rock Tropicals, a nursery specializing in the Genus Tillandsia, since 1981. Actual physical cards were produced in 2014, converting to digital with this new app. Ms. Koide-Hyatt has explored Tillandsias in habitat for more than 30 years, discovered many species new to science, produced award-winning hybrids and travels world-wide to lecture on the subject of Tillandsias.

What’s New

Version 2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed sharing functionality.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Luvleel8dbug ,

Super helpful

This information is super helpful to have. I wish the same info was available for orchids and carnivorous plants as well. I wish it had an actual temperature range for the plant ( min and max tolerable) instead of a thermometer symbol.

Sarahvch ,

Good information but…

Like the app very basic information that is obtainable at no charge. I liked the idea of having all my collection in one place however the cost per card $4.99 or $9.99 is outrageous. If I could pay a flat rate for the app I’d say it’s worth it.
If you need to know how to care for a particular plant this would be beneficial but to use it for tracking purposes which is what I wanted it for would be way too pricy.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for your comments. The costs are not per card, but per set of cards. The Basic Free version of the app includes 25 cards. The Collections Version includes an additional 100 cards, for the flat rate of $4.99. The Pro Version includes all available cards, and all new cards as they are added, for the flat rate of $9.99. The ability to star your favorites makes it easy to track which plants you own or which are on your wish list. This should work perfectly for tracking your collection. Best/ Pamela, Air Plant Tilli-Cards

Kayla12142006 ,

It’s ok

It’s a good app, but the only identification cards that are free are the most common types of air plants. I already knew the names of the common ones that I have, so it didn’t help me much. It only helped me identify 1 of my air plants. To get the rest of the identification cards you have to pay $10. That seems like a lot to me. I think they should lower the price because that’s a lot for just a few names.

App Privacy

The developer, Pamela Hyatt, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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