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 the pueblensis 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 impressive large growing plant from the area of Yosondua, Oaxaca, Mexico where it grows terrestrially on exposed rock. It rarely produces roots, but tends to grow in dense clusters, supporting one another or leaning on rocks for support. Superficially, it resembles a giant capitata, with many strappy leaves, gracefully recurving in a 24 to 30 inch silvery rosette.
The inflorescence is quite tall with a capitate head of long bracts and tight branches. In nature the inflorescence is red, hence the name, which means literally 'red head'. However, under our hot, humid, shaded conditions the colors are usually more subdued. This species is rare in cultivation.
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.
Tillandsia 'El Ultimo'
A stunning hybrid by Mark Dimmit, registered by Paul Isley, is a cultivar of Tillandsia (fasciculata x concolor). An open rosette of tapering, recurving leaves to about 18 inches across, green and dusted with a light coating of silver trichomes. The inflorescence in a cluster of glossy green to red, upright branches on a scape about eight inches tall. The scape and upper leaves of the rosette blush reddish at anthesis. A showy plant, long lasting in bloom. Easy to grow mounted or suspended from strings, in bright light.
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.
Tillandsia 'Fancy Dancer'
An interesting an unusual cross of (chlorophylla x fasciculata) by Bill Timm. A colorful and robust hybrid with the foliage of the fasciculata parent, and an inflorescence heavily influenced by the chlorophylla parent. The resulting cross is much more robust and easy to care for than the chlolophylla which is a more mesic plant. This one is more xeric in nature and thrives in ‘normal’ Tillandsia culture.
The foliage is long and slender in a gracefully arching rosette shape and is silvery with trichomes. The inflorescence is a tall scape with ten or more glossy red branches and long bracts which are more leaf-like and grayish. The flowers are long and tubular, two-tone white and purple.
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.
A cross by Bill Timm which he reported to be Tillandsia fasciculata v. densispica x capitata 'Red'. We raised seedlings from his cross. Upon blooming, it was obvious that this was not its legitimate cross, but what it might be, we didn't know. The form of the plant is much like that of a Tillandsia fasciculata, but the inflorescence in no way suggests any relationship to T. capitata. The inflorescence is a spike with two or more branches, each about four inches long. Glossy reddish-pink with tubular blue flowers. Nice, with long lasting color. We gave it this name with a nod to Bill's sense of humor.
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.