This taxon was treated as a synonym of T. juncea by Mez 1935 and S&D in 1977 but the name persists. This name continues to be used by Guatemalan growers and others for the nursery trade for a small, green form with longish stolons. It could be treated as a form of T. juncea not a species in its own right but is best treated as a cultivar ‘Juncifolia’
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.
One of the most desirable and sought Tillandsia species ever. This is the rare clone with the deep-red inflorescence, from the hinterlands of the Darien in Panama. A rather small plant, growing to about six inches across in a somewhat bulbous, greenish-gray open rosette. The inflorescence is a short inflated, disproportionately large, arrowhead-shaped scape of deep red. We collected our original stock of these beauties a some years ago on one of our most adventurous trips ever, and have established a nice sized colony. Easily forms clumps.
Grow bright, out of direct sun, keep warm and feed well.
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.
Previously Tillandsia diaguitensis ‘Large Form’. An interesting rarity from Brazil where it grows as a lithophyte on exposed rock. The stem is very long and straight, to 24 inches or more, with well-spaced, very stiff, narrow, silvery-green leaves. Unlike the typical form, this one is a faithful bloomer, with large, white, fragrant flowers with an open corolla, borne on a long scape. Rare in collections, but very easy to grow.
Tillandsia milagrensis (Type)
An interesting species from Bahia, Brazil where it grows on exposed rock. Upright growing with narrow, 8 inch long leaves on a caulescent stem. The inflorescence is an erect spike, slightly taller than the foliage, terminating with a cluster of pink bracts and white flowers. A mature plant in bloom can reach 16 inches tall and 8 inches wide. Our plant is decended directly from the type collection by Elton Leme.
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 beautiful plant that forms large colonies on the rocks of its Brazilian habitat of Cabo Frio. A caulescent lithophyte with short, stiff, green to bronzy leaves and a nice inflorescence of salmon bracts and blue flowers. Forms many offsets on the old stems. Very easy to grow in partial to full sun.