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!
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 cultivar of paucifolia x concolor by Bill Timm. A nice, colorful, decorative and easy to grow plant. Easy to see characteristics of both parents, the shape is like concolor but more upright. The leaves are softer, light green with silvery trichomes, more like paucifolia, but not as terete as that species and with more leaves. The inflorescence too resembles both parents; erect, multiple narrow branches of pink to red more than paucifolia. Flowers are lavender.
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 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.
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 '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.
Just in time for Halloween -- Spooky Tillandsias! Sitting on top of a lil' pumpkin, these Tillandsias grow so fast it's SCARY!
Tillandsia tenuifolia v. tenuifolia (White Flowers)
This form of the variable species comes from Brazil. It has silvery-gray leaves 2 to 3 inches long forming a rosette shape. The leaves grow on a stem that can reach 6 inches long. The inflorescence is slightly longer than the leaves and bears showy light pink bracts and white flowers.