A caulescent species from Brazil with dark, recurved greenish leaves on a 6 to 8 in stem. The inflorescence is a simple red spike which stays in color for months. Forms large clusters and does well mounted.
A large growing and spectacular hybrid by John Arden is a cultivar of (jalisco monticola x roland-gosselinii). A graceful, arching rosette of narrow, silvery leaves, reaching over 24 inches in diameter. The inflorescence is a tall scape to over 2 feet tall, with a cluster of inflated branches, red on the bottom becoming green on top. Very showy and long lasting in bloom.
Tillandsia fuchsii var. fuchsii
A three inch ball of silvery needles with a bright orange, six inch bloom spike. That about sums up this beautiful Mexican miniature Tillandsia from southwest Mexico. Native to medium altitudes in semi-arid, deciduous forests, this plants loves bright light and breezy conditions. Ageotropic, it can grow in any direction and is often found growing upside down in nature. This species used to be quite common in the trade, but when Mexico closed down to collecting some years back, only captive-bred plants are available and this is not noted to be a fast grower. Easy to cultivate, best mounted.
Tillandsia 'Lucky Lady'
A lovely hybrid of concolor x xerographica by Paul Isley. With the xerographica parent showing this plant is on C.I.T.E.S.
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Tillandsia aeranthos var. nigra
This is the darkest form of T. aeranthos with dark gray leaves that can turn almost black in certain conditions.
A rarity in cultivation. This one comes from Morro do Chapeu, Brazil. It is very similar in appearance to Tillandsia gardneri. It has narrower leaves and is more robust. It has a erect inflorescence with 6 to 8 branches. The bracts are pink with scurf and the petals are pink.
Tillandsia 'Tropical Fire'
A pretty hybrid of fasciculata 'Tropiflora' x 'Fire Orange'. The frosted pink branched inflorescence is from the Tropiflora parent. Leaves are gray and lightly scurffed. The compact shape is similar to the 'Fire Orange'. A nice mix of two beautiful plants.
Tillandsia 'Pink Sensation'
Tillandsia 'Pink Sensation' (streptophylla x brachycaulos)
Tillandsia 'Ty' (ehlersiana x bulbosa). An attractive plant with the shape of it's bulbosa parent and the texture of ehlersiana. Blushes soft pink when blooming.
Tillandsia paucifolioides (paucifolia 'Pink')
A very nice species from Central America that for years went in the trade as paucifolia (or circinnata) 'Pink Form', that is until it was given scientific treatment and was declared a new species in its own right. Bulbous based with twisting, terete leaves and a nice clear pink inflorescence, this is an easy to grow, colorful, must have species for all Tillandsia lovers.