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‘.
First it should be noted that there is no such thing as Tillandsia tomasellii officially. This taxa has been combined with xerographica and is for all practical purposes, that plant. However, it bears little resemblance to a ‘typical’ xerographica.
This plant more closely resembles Tillandsiafasciculata in general aspect, same basic shape, narrow, silvery leaves, etc. The inflorescence however does resemble xerographica, a tall, well branched spike of yellow. A possible hybrid? Maybe, but for now, we are keeping this plant with its old name.
By the way, our plants originated in Guatemala, not Oaxaca, Mexico where tomasellii was first found.
Tillandsia 'Yabba' Green Form
A natural hybrid of (brachycaulos x flabellata) from Honduras with really nice lime green foliage and an inflorescence showing the influence of both parents, with short red branches. Can grow potted or mounted.
Tillandsia ixioides x bergeri
A cross of two plants of the southern cone of South America. Tillandsia ixioides which has few, very stiff leaves and no appreciable stem and bergeri which has a long stem and many short, stiff leaves. The result is a plant with many stiff leaves that recurve downwards in a rosette to about 4 inches in diameter. The inflorescence favors bergeri, with pale blue, twisted petals.
Tillandsia 'Heather's Blush'
A hybrid of (brachycaulos x exserta). Many stiff gracefully curving leaves, dusted with silver, form a 10 to16 inch rosette. A tall deep rose-red scape has long, narrow bracts, adding to the fullness and beauty of this very fine hybrid.
Tillandsia 'Maya Red Cap'
A nice hybrid by Bill Timm, (Rio Hondo’ X capitata ‘Red’). A medium sized plant with greenish foliage and a red capitate inflorescence.
Tillandsia 'Pink Velvet'
THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
(One of the parent crosses, harrisii, is on CITES)
This is a natural hybrid of (capitata x harrisii) from Guatemala. An open rosette with white lepidote foliage that blushes pink in bloom to over 12 inches across. Blue flowers. Very attractive and long lasting.
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 caputmedusae. A name that means ‘head of Medusa’. It has silvery twisty leaves and a bulbous base. The inflorescence is red and may be simple or branched. Weird, but easy to grow.
Tillandsia fasciculata Central America
Tillandsia fasciculata. A Central American form with stiff greenish gray leaves in an upright rosette and a simple to branched spike of red, yellow or orange. Nice for mounting and will survive outdoors in Florida.