An especially cute little hybrid by Paul Isley. A cultivar ofTillandsia pueblensis x ionantha.Like most Tillandisa hybrids with ionantha, it tends to favor that species. However, it does have a good resemblance to thepueblensis parent with longer, thicker leaves. The overall shape is upright with a long stem and three inch, deeply channeled leaves tapering to a point growing upright along the stem. The color is deep green dusted with abundant silvery trichomes.
The inflorescence, deep rose in color, is a short, upright, scape rising slightly above the foliage. Flowers are deep blue. Forms clusters and will tint slightly in bright light but does not blush when blooming. A great little plant.
An exciting natural hybrid of (rotundata x capitata) from Guatemala. A full, leafy rosette of narrow, silvery-gray leaves that are quite stiff and are angled slightly upward. The inflorescence is a short scape with long, stiff, silvery-grey bracts and a cluster of about 15 short, lanceolate branches of a clear, brilliant red. A knockout!
Tillandsia 'Majestic' (chiapensis x concolor 'red Spiked form') cross by Mark Dimmitt. A beautiful plant with thick green foliage and long narrow cherry red spikes.
A cultivar of (baileyi x ionantha ‘Druid’) by Margaret Paterson. Similar to ‘Califano’ but because the ionantha parent is the ‘Druid’ form, a yellow blushing cultivar, it does not seem to blush as red as ‘Califano’, though it does not blush yellow either.
A small grower to about 7 inches tall with a slightly bulbous base and narrow, flaring leaves. The plant is silvery with trichomes and blushes pinkish at anthesis with a short pink inflorescence and blue flowers. Will form a large clump in time.
This plant has a bit of a history before becoming Tillandsia ‘Kashkin’. Having been collected in Bolivia some years ago by Michael Kashkin, it entered cultivation as simply Species Bolivia. Over the years as it passed from grower to grower, it went by ‘Caulescent jucunda’, ‘Fragrant Flower Bolivia’, and ‘Inca Gold’. Eventually Derek Butcher of Australia did the footwork to determine that the plant is likely a natural hybrid. Of what exactly is not known.
It is a slightly caulescent plant with stiff, narrow, silvery leaves, and a slightly branched inflorescence bearing large, yellow, very fragrant flowers. Easy to grow, it forms nice clusters and likes bright conditions and good air circulation.
Tillandsia ionantha 'Rubra'
A choice Guatemalan form that grows vase-shaped, with the leaf tips curving outward. Rather large for an ionantha, at about 3 inches. Light green, blushing brilliant red in bloom. A very nice form.
Tillandsia schiedeana large form, Totolapan, Oaxaca, Mexico
A lithophytic form of this variable and widespread species. Growing on exposed cliff faces near Totolapan, Oaxaca, Mexico, they form dense clusters of plant. The leaves are stiff and coated with a heavy layer of silvery trichomes. Unlike some similar species, the leaves are straight, not secund. The inflorescence is tall, a straight simple spike of red bearing tubular yellow flowers. Grows best mounted or hung from a string in bright, breezy condition so they will dry quickly after watering. An easy and prolific plant to grow.
Tillandsia Arrangement (Mounted)
We have made a variety of these cute arrangements using our Tillandsias. We mix and match the mounting base so your item could be made with cork, cedar or even small pieces of driftwood. We will send what we have - no guarantee your item will be the exact one shown in the photo. Different sizes available.
Great for your desk or coffee table!
Formerly known as fasciculata v. clavispica before the Mexican plants native to the state of Veracruz of this species were given their own name. A large grower to 30 inches overall, with an upright habit. Tall, graceful leaves and a tall scape with long, narrow red or red tipped branches.
Tillandsia stricta x vernicosa
This is a cross that came to us under formula without any specified hybridizer. We are therefore taking this one at ‘face value’ so to speak. A leafy, upright, funnel form rosette of fairly narrow, semi-stiff, gray green leaves that tint dark reddish in strong light.
The inflorescence is pink and forms a scape with tight branches bearing white flowers. Long lasting in color. As yet not named.
Previously Tillandsia dodsonii. A plant of the mountain forests in Ecuador, ranging from near sea-level to over 5,000 feet. A caulescent plant with narrow green leaves which in nature forms colonies that hang from the uppermost forest branches. The inflorescence can grow to over three feet and produces many two inch, white or creamy-yellow, very fragrant flowers which open several at a time. Seems to grow best potted and kept moist and shady, not at all difficult.
Tillandsia flexuosa v. vivipara
One of the more unusual of all Tillandsias because of its habit of producing offsets all along its three foot long inflorescence, as well as in the more usual manner. A handsome plant with rather stiff leaves arranged in a more open rosette. This form of flexuosa is apparently native only to Venezuela, with two major colonies of slightly different plants. One colony occurs on the north coast where it often grows in large numbers in shrubs, trees and cacti on the seaside cliffs. Large clusters of these plants weigh down the limbs of the local scrub-type vegetation, often breaking loose and falling into the sea.
The other colony is in the Andes, near Merida, where it grows mainly in large clusters on the ground and in some low shrubbery. This form has thicker leaves and is larger and more open in shape. An easy to grow species that thrives mounted in a warm environment.