FRAGRANT! There are only a few Tillandsia species that are fragrant - and this is one of the. The beautiful white flowers have a wonderful citrus fragrance. Tillandsia xiphioides is from Bolivia and Argentina. It produces a 2-3 large white flower. The thick semi-succulent leathery leaves are erect to spreading. It will make 1-2 pups which can be difficult to remove. Grow in bright light.