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.