A remake of the cross for Tillandsia ‘Creation’ which was Tillandsia cyanea x platyrachis. Similar but superior in that it is smaller, more compact with better foliage and overall conformation. The plant grows to 24 inches across or more, with a graceful rosette shape of ¾ inch wide leave that taper to a point. Unlike those of ‘Creation’ they keep their form better, staying rigid and not tending to droop as much. The inflorescence is taller than the foliage with usually more than a dozen paddle shaped, pink branches, later bearing purple flowers.
Cultivation is easy, like that of the cyanea parent. Bright indirect light is best with constant moisture, not wet, only moist. In brighter light the foliage can blush reddish, but this might result in a shorter lived inflorescence. Under normal conditions, the inflorescence should last over three months.
Due to recent taxonomic revisions, this plant is now correctly known as x Wallfusia ‘Antonio’ a cultivar of Wallisia cyanea x Barfusia platyrachis. However, as it is firmly in the trade as Tillandsia ‘Antonio’ we will continue to list it as such.