Tillandsia botteri x chiapensis
A large, stunning cross of botteri x chiapensis, by Steve Correale. Two species of southern Mexico, each a beauty in their own right. A large plant to about 24 inches tall with silvery leaves that taper to fine points forming a graceful vase shaped rosette.
The inflorescence is multi-branched, taller than the foliage, with many short, pink branches. This is the reverse cross of ‘Mixtec Treasure’ and does not much resemble that plant.
A beautifully showy Tillandsia found from Southern Mexico to El Salvador. A medium grower to about 10 or 12 inches tall with half inch wide, strap-like leaves in a graceful, upright rosette. The foliage is bronzy to reddish, even in lower light. A long lasting inflorescence with multiple long, slender bright red branches in candelabra fashion makes this plant a real show when in bloom.
A sub-mesic grower in nature, it is usually found in shaded locations with some reasonable levels of moisture available. In cultivation it is versatile and can be grown potted in a light media or mounted. Suitable for use in terrariums.
A spectacular species from Ecuador and Peru that reaches an impressive size. Plants over 3 feet across and 6 feet tall in bloom are not uncommon. A rosette of stiff, thick, silvery-scurfy leaves tapering to a point support an inflorescence of massive size, with many branches lavender and green.
Can be grown potted, mounted, bare-root, or used in landscape. Younger plants produce a profusion of adventitious offsets from their base.