Bill Timm’s hybrid of 'Long John' x seleriana looks somewhat like a Tillandsia pseudobaileyi on steroids! In fact it has pseudobaileyi in the cross as ‘Long John’ is (pseudobaileyi x intermedia). The plant grows much larger than any parent plant, to 18 inches tall with a thick, bulbous base and slender, terete leaves.
The plant bears faint dark stripes on the leaves, reminiscent of the pseudobaileyi but leaves are coated with silvery trichomes giving it a softer look than that parent. The inflorescence is also similar to pseudobaileyi but larger in every way. A tall red scape that bears long leaf-like bracts and long silvery branches is coated overall with silver trichomes giving it a pink appearance.
A choice plant, easy to grow and care free. Bill gave us this plant as a seedling to raise. We named it to honor his work in creating many interesting Tillandsia novelty hybrids.