A clone of (stricta x leonamiana). A showy hybrid of two colorful plants. A leafy rosette to over 6 inches with many stiff silvery gray leaves. The inflorescence is a stout scape with bright pink bracts tipped in silver with pale bluish-white flowers. Different and colorful. Long lasting too.
A clone of capitata from Steve Correale, as best as we can ascertain. I could be a hybrid or a cross of different clones of the species, but for sure it is a nice, large, colorful plant. An open rosette of arching green leaves with silvery trichomes and a slight blush of red. The inflorescence is capitate with long bracts of pinkish-orange. Very colorful and long lasting.
Tillandsia schiedeana 'Major'
An interesting species that forms ball-like clusters with wiry, stiff, narrow, silvery leaves. The inflorescence, a red spike with yellow flowers, is cute. Found from Mexico to Venezuela and the Caribbean and is often seen on electric lines. Does well mounted in an airy location, quickly forming large clusters.
Tillandsia 'Impression Perfection'
A nautral hybrid of (albida x concolor) named and registered by Bill Timm. This is a real nice hybrid that shows characteristics of both parent plants. The foliage is silvery, in an open rosette with leaves that recurve and twist. It is not caulescent like albida. The inflorescence resembles the concolor parent with yellowish branches in upright candelabra form, and pink flowers.
Tillandsia 'Tina Parr'
Paul Isley’s hybrid of (seleriana x ionantha) is a small grower, larger than the ionantha parent, but half the size of seleriana. The shape is largely like the seleriana; bulbous at the base with somewhat cylindric, tapering leaves growing upright to form a sort of teardrop shape. Very fuzzy and silvery with trichomes and it blushes reddish at anthesis.
The inflorescence is held within the foliage, without a discernible scape, unlike the seleriana parent. Very nice.
Tillandsia 'Kathy Knuth'
A cultivar of limbata x kegeliana by Bill Timm, a large growing, unusual cross. The plant forms a large open rosette shape of many narrow, tapering silvery leaves. Very full, it can easily reach 30 inches across and over a foot tall without the inflorescence. The inflorescence is tall but has a short rachis with many long, semi-terete branches, some compound, numbering fifteen or so. The color is pale red to rusty orange over green, with purple flowers.
Tillandsia foliosa x concolor
A cross made by Steve Correale is not only unusual, but really does not strongly resemble either of the parent plants. The foliage is broad, channeled and tapers to a fine point, much like a typical T. fasciata, which should be familiar to many. Tillandsia foliosa has softer, green foliage and the leaves of concolor are much smaller and narrow but stiff. The inflorescence is erect with a cluster of glossy, deep red-burgundy branches. Scape bracts are very long and leaf-like and the floral bracts are broad and much shorter. A handsome, unusual plant.
A stunning hybrid of (pseudobaileyi x streptophylla) by Robert Spivey that is a perfect balance of the two parents. It has clean lines with a bulbous base and upright terete foliage that is slightly wavy and silvery gray. The inflorescence is erect with several branches, slightly exceeding the foliage. The scape and branches are bright pink becoming silvery white. A choice hybrid and easy to grow.
NO HOLDING - THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IMMEDIATELY
One of the former Vriesea’s that has ended up as a full fledged Tillandsia, but was classed as Vriesea because of the presence of petal appendages that are a controversial key characteristic. Anyway, this is a handsome species from Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru that grows as an epiphyte or saxicole in open scrubland at about 5,000 feet in dry forest.
Reaching over 24 inches tall in nature, usually less in cultivation, it is a robust plant with silvery leaves and a somewhat bulbous based, upright rosette shape. The inflorescence is very large, many branched, bright pink and very long lasting. A superb plant that is rare in cultivation.
Tillandsia elizabethae x ionantha 'Fuego'
This Bill Timm hybrid is a cultivar of (elizabethae x ionantha ‘Fuego’). As is often the case with hybrids made with various forms of Tillandsia ionantha, this one takes on the basic shape of the that species, but is far larger at about 8 inches tall.
A strict, upright rosette of many leaves, green with silver trichomes and no blush at anthesis. The inflorescence is a scape that remains within the rosette, pink with blue flowers.
Tillandsia 'Arco Iris'
A stunning hybrid of (chiapensis x tricolor) takes on the very best of both species. In general the shape is like that of tricolor, an open rosette of narrow, fairly stiff leaves. They differ from the wide leaves of chiapensis but take on the silvery coloration of that species. The inflorescence is taller than the foliage, with a central spike and three or four side branches, rather like the shape of the tricolor parent. The color is glossy red in the center with a dusting of silver trichomes towards the margins, which appear pink. Immature branches are yellow and flowers blue. A very colorful hybrid!
Tillandsia 'Steve' Pink Form
A pink form of this spectacular cross by Steve Correale of (chiapensis x fasciculata ‘Magnificent’) SC. A good blend of the parents; the basic shape of a fasciculata, but with more ‘substance’ and scurffing, like the chiapensis parent. The inflorescence has the shape of the fasciculata, which is an outstanding form native to northern Panama, but is a bit thicker and heavily dusted with the silver trichomes over red that makes the inflorescence fuzzy pink like that of the chiapensis parent. When well grown, one of the most spectacular of Tillandsias.