Tillandsia araujei 'Bronze'
A caulescent species from Brazil with short, recurving, green leaves on a long stem. The white flowers are borne on a six inch scape with red bracts. Forms nice cascading clumps. The ‘Bronze Form’ is a looser, more open form with softer leaves than typical araujei. The leaves take on a bronzy tint in strong light but it will take any light exposure you have. Easy to grow and to flower, mount on wood or hang from a string to form nice clusters.
A Mexican plant with very stiff leaves in an open rosette of 6 to 8 inches. The leaves are yellowish, blushing reddish in strong light or full sun and it produces a shiny red to yellow-green, branched inflorescence with pink flowers. Easy to grow, preferring conditions on the bright and dry side. Can be suspended from a string or mounted on wood, cork, stone or other substrate. Suitable for dry terrarium use.
Tillandsia concolor 'Cuicatlan'
A giant form of concolor from Mexico with the same general characteristics as the typical form, but reaching nearly a foot across. A desert dweller with a restricted range, it can be seen growing on cacti and Acacia in the extremely harsh country near Cuicatlan, Oaxaca. Stiff yellowish-green foliage tints reddish in the sun, and a shiny multiple branched spike of yellow to red with pink flowers. An outstanding plant.
Note: It is suggested by the BSI that this is a natural hybrid of unknown parentage. I doubt that. The plants are abundant in habitat but of limited range and they vary little. I believe that this is just a large and attractive clone or possibly form of the species. The ‘normal’ form does not seem to occur within the range of ‘Cuicatlan‘.