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!
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.
A splendidly unusual and beautiful plant with a spindle shape and somewhat succulent undulating leaves. The leaves are a light gray-green and often slightly banded. The inflorescence is a large inflated spike of rose-red with red flowers. Native to Amazonia, it occurs in nearly all bordering countries, growing most commonly in the trees which overhang the myriad waterways.
Despite its humid habit and exposure to frequent rains, it receives the best drainage by clinging to the tiniest twigs. In cultivation it prefers to be watered frequently then dry quickly and thoroughly. Adapts to pot culture in a well-draining media. Rare in cultivation despite its wide range.
THIS PLANT MUST BE SHIPPED IMMEDIATELY
Tillandsia 'Veronica Orozco'
A lovely small, bulbous-based Tillandsia hybrid by Bill Timm. A cultivar of baileyi x caput-medusae, it is shorter and fatter than the baileyi parent with more leaves and thinner leaves than the caput-medusae parent. The inflorescence is intermediate, a tall scape about as tall and the leaves are long with four or five branches. The color is bright pink with silvery trichomes and lavender flowers, very attractive and long lasting.
A nice hybrid that Mr. Timm named in honor of our head Tillandsia grower; Veronica Orozco.
Tillandsia 'PJ's Prize'
A Tillandsia cultivar by Paul Isley III of T. concolor x ionantha. This plant is about three to four inches tall with upright, stiff leaves that are silvery-green with a dark blackish flush in strong light. I can blush red at anthesis. The inflorescence is branched but held low in the foliage as with most ionantha hybrids. Flowers are purple and tubular in shape. Pups freely. Easy to grow.
Tillandsia mitlaensis var. tulensis
A lithophytic Tillandsiaspecies from the vicinity of El Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico at about 5,300 feet of altitude. Considered a distinct variety of the Tillandsia mitlaensis from near the same area. That form is more of a fasciculate, stemless lithophyte while the variety tulensis is distinctly caulescent. The leaves narrower and smaller than the typical species, with appressed silvery-white scales as opposed to dense pruinose scales of the typical form.
The inflorescence is simple, erect, about six inches long with pink bracts and tubular purple flowers. Easy to grow under typical Tillandsia cultural conditions.
Tillandsia 'Amazing Grace'
A choice hybrid from Mark Dimmit is an unusual cross of roseoscapa x bulbosa. Taking characteristics of both parents, it has an upright vase shape with a somewhat bulbous base. Grown 'hard' the bulbous base is more pronounced. The leaves are many, semi-terete, slightly undulating and green with a light gray scurf. The inflorescence is tall with long, leaf-like scape bracts that blush pink and a cluster of six or so fairly long, upright pink branches. Flowers are light blue. Easy to grow and long lasting in color.
Tillandsia stricta The soft-leaved form from Brazil. Mature at about 3 to 4in, has fine green to reddish-tinted leaves and will flower with vivid rose-pink bracts and blue flowers.
Tillandsia 'Tropiflora' x chiapensis
A hybrid of 'Tropiflora' x chiapensis by Steve Correale as yet not named or registered. A large rosette of dark pewter colored leaves that taper to a point. The inflorescence is a cluster of upright, nearly cylindrical branches of deep red with a coat of trichomes that mutes the intense color to a deep rose. The inflorescence is short but with the branches exceeds the leaves.
A nice looking hybrid by Steve Correale. This is the same cross as Dimmitt hybrid ‘Der Allerbeste’ but does not closely resemble it. A large growing plant with silvery, stiff leaves, and a thickly inflated, branched inflorescence, pink and green with a wash of silver trichomes.
Tillandsia 'Ruby Slippers'
Jim Irvin’s cultivar of (ionantha vanhyningi x caput-medusae ‘Red form’) shows some characteristics of both parents. Overall it is most similar to the caput-medusae parent with a somewhat bulbous base and narrow leaves flaring outward. The leaves are semi-terete but do not contort like caput-medusae often does.
The ionantha vanhyningii aspect comes through in the inflorescence which is a short scape of tight branches and rosy red bracts. At anthesis the upper leaves blush reddish and in bright light they can be reddish most of the time.