A species from Bolivia and Argentina with very stiff, pointed leaves in a 5 to 8 inch rosette. It is colorful with dark greenish-bronze leaves and a beautiful and long lasting, multi-branched inflorescence of reddish-orange, with small white flowers. A very sturdy plant, easy to grow and tolerant of some cold weather.
Tillandsia fasciculata v. fasciculata
A Central American clone. Has stiff leaves in an upright rosette shape. The inflorescence is usually simple but can have up to several branches. The inflorescence can also vary in color, though usually runs yellow to orange though red is not unheard of. Good hardy plants that are easy to grow, great for mounting.
This clone from Honduras has an exceptionally bright red inflorescence. Colonies of hundreds in a single tree, all in bloom, are a sight to see!
Tillandsia aeranthos v. aemula
If you like Till. aeranthos, you’ll love the variety aemula! Like a giant-growing form of the species, it is a very handsome and hardy plant from Southern Brazil. Somewhat more caulescent than the typical form, it has purplish-tinted foliage on a stem up to 12 inches long. The inflorescence is well exerted, about 6 inches long, with deep rose-colored bracts and deep blue flowers. Forms large clumps eventually, and can be grown mounted or just hanging on a string.
Tillandsia straminea 'Apurimac'
A caulescent Peruvian plant that is quite different from other forms of this species. A stem that can reach several feet long, is covered with, 3 inch silvery leaves. A simple 12 inch or larger spike bears large deep purple flowers. An attractive plant that grows fast and produces numerous offsets from the base of the old bloom spike. This form doesn’t make roots.