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An outstanding hybrid of unknown parentage, by Bill Timm, but we suspect it could be (Tillandsia ionantha x streptophylla). Bill made the cross and gave us the germinated seedlings on a wine bottle cork. He recorded the cross as what was to become ‘Baby’s Bottom’.
When our plants began to flower it was evident that the plants were something else, but what? Bill agreed but did not know what the cross could have been. At any rate, he has registered the plant under another name.
It is a beauty with many narrow but succulent, recurving leaves in a bulbous rosette. The leaves are silver with trichomes and quite thick and stiff, the upper whorls blushing deep pink when blooming. The inflorescence has six or more pink branches that are nested in the center, rising just an inch above the foliage. Flowers are light blue. A very dense and heavy plant.