A Mexican cliff-dwelling species that has been oft confused with Til. utriculata v. pringleyi. This plant has scurfy, almost fuzzy silver leaves, grows in a somewhat recurved shape in a six to ten inch upright rosette and has a simple pinkish scape. A good species for mounting as it is very prolific and will form a nice clump in a relatively short time. This is an easy species requiring no special care. In general, grow bright, on the dry side.
Tillandsia kegeliana x rothii
An interesting cross of kegeliana x rothii for which we have little information. The plant most certainly show strong influence of the rothii parent with an open rosette shape of wide, fairly stiff leaves and a branched inflorescence of inflated branches. The kegeliana doesn’t manifest itself much but definitely makes the plant look a lot different than a pure rothii. The flowers are white.
Tillandsia latifolia divaricata 'Hard Leaf'
A fine example of the variable divaricata group of latifolias. Common to southern Ecuador, it is found mostly in colonies on the ground in treeless desert areas. The plants form dense mats of hard, reflective silvery leaves, their tall shiny orange spikes glistening in the full sun. In cultivation, where conditions are relatively much less stressful, they grow somewhat larger than in their native habitats, reaching about 18 inches tall. Very slow growing.
Tillandsia latifolia divaricata 'Soft Leaf'
A variable plant from Ecuador and Peru with several forms is the most caulescent of the latifolia family. In some instances the plants can reach an astonishing six or more feet in length. In cultivation they rarely reach more than 3 feet. The flower spike is glabrous and bright orange. The stem of the plant is up to 30 inches and more with dark grayish foliage that is broad and rather soft.
This species, from Oaxaca, Mexico, described by Espejo & Lopez-Ferrari in 2008, has been often confused with the similar Tillandsia jalisco-monticola. Aside from its range which is unique, this species differs from jalisco-monticola in that the spike is never branched and is narrower, along with other anatomical differences. A large, spreading rosette with many narrow, dark silvery leaves to 24 inches across, with a simple inflorescence that is very thickly inflated, green on the top half and pink to red below. Very showy and long lasting in bloom.
Tillandsia mima v. chiletensis
A variety of T. mima from the area of Rio Jequetepeque in the Department of Cajamarca, Peru that was discovered by Prof. Dr. Werner Rauh and published in 1977. A saxicole in nature, it has extremely heavy, wire-like roots for holding fast to rocks. Differing from the other typical forms of mima in having narrow foliage, many leaves and a smaller size of only about 24 inches maximum and usually smaller. Like the other forms, produces adventitious offsets at the base and this form also produces them on the inflorescence as well.
The inflorescence is quite tall, over 3 feet, tripinnate and bearing dark violet flowers. Our plants came from Dr. Rauh many years ago. We find this species hardy but very slow growing.
Tillandsia mitlaensis var. tulensis
A lithophytic Tillandsiaspecies from the vicinity of El Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico at about 5,300 feet of altitude. Considered a distinct variety of the Tillandsia mitlaensis from near the same area. That form is more of a fasciculate, stemless lithophyte while the variety tulensis is distinctly caulescent. The leaves narrower and smaller than the typical species, with appressed silvery-white scales as opposed to dense pruinose scales of the typical form.
The inflorescence is simple, erect, about six inches long with pink bracts and tubular purple flowers. Easy to grow under typical Tillandsia cultural conditions.
Tillandsia Mounted Assortment (Hanging)
Tillandsias mounted on cork with a hook for hanging. What could be easier? We have a variety available. Perfect for your indoor garden or hanging on your patio.
A species with long very thin, grassy leaves, that are stiff, succulent and form a spreading, funnelform rosette. Closely resembling Tillandsia hammeri, it differs in being larger, more spreading, less silvery and stoloniferous. The inflorescence has more and wider branches but is more compact and taller, among other differences. Native to limestone outcrops near Nizanda, Oaxaca, Mexico, it was first collected by Ehlers and only described in 2016. The many leaves form an upright rosette to nearly two feet tall with an erect inflorescence of pink bracts and deep violet flowers.
A caulescent species with a stem to over two feet long with very stiff, thick, spreading, almost succulent, red leaves. The inflorescence consists of a rose-red scape with 3 to 6 narrow, silvery branches, the whole extending over a foot. Native to Veracruz, Mexico where it grows as an epiphyte in small trees under semi-arid conditions. Easy to cultivate.
A Mexican species from Sinaloa state, our plant is a piece of the type plant collected by Harry Luther in 1993 and described in 1997. A clumping 'needle leaved' species that closely resembles the Florida endemic simulata. Tapering leaves are quite succulent and densely lepidote. The inflorescence is about as long as the foliage with up to six branches, silvery lepidote over green and bearing tubular purple flowers. Found in clusters growing on Bombax trees at about 3,500 feet of altitude.
A desert dweller from Peru where it forms dense mats of millions of plants on the dunes. In Peru they form massive 'carpets' on the desert sands. They are silvery little fellows that produce lovely purple flowers which may or may not be (depending whom you ask) fragrant. A small silvery plant that blooms purple. Cultivation is easy, grow mounted or simply hang on a string in a breezy, bright spot. Water infrequently and fertilize modestly.