Tillandsia 'Key Largo'
An interesting hybrid of (capitata x extensa) by Steve Correale. Steve has been a fairly prolific hybridizer over the years but has registered few of his crosses. He does them to please himself, which is not such a bad thing, and doesn’t care much for naming them.
This plant has much more the look of the extensa parent, with long, narrow leaves and an excessively long inflorescence. Very long, pink and silver scape bracts and upright pink branches clustered at the top of the scape make it a showy plant. The foliage is dark reddish-brown but subtle, coated with silver trichomes that give it a pinkish tint. Easy to grow mounted.
Tillandsia 'Love Knot'
A hybrid of (capitata x streptophylla). An extraordinary beauty that takes on a bulbous shape with wide, recurving, curling leaves coated with silvery scurf.
The inflorescence is fairly short with long, curling scape bracts and a tightly clustered head of red branches and light blue flowers. The whole plant takes on a reddish-peach blush at anthesis. A choice plant.
One of the most spectacular of Tillandsias, with succulent silvery leaves and a massive inflorescence consisting of a red rachis with long silvery white branches. A Honduran endemic, restricted to the river canyons of the northwest, near the Guatemalan border, where it grows high up on vertical limestone cliffs. A large grower, it thrives potted or mounted and can reach well over 30 inches tall. An outstanding plant worthy of space in any collection.
A slow growing, large, showy species that’s never in good supply.