Tillandsia Bird Rock Magic (concolor x ehlersiana)
Origins: Created by Pam Koide
Bloom: Short, compound inflorescence producing multiple pink to red bracts and purple tubular flowers
Light: Strong indirect light or filtered light
Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary. Be sure to dry the center of the plant completely if you fully submerge it in water to avoid rotting
This is an interesting hybrid because in ehlersiana hybrids, ehlersiana tends to really dominate the physical appearance of the hybrid. In this case, several features of concolor are present; semi-open rosette, stiff, semi brittle leaves, and multiple long red bracts during bloom. The plant and bracts are semi-lepidote, leaves are channeled, and it has a semi bublous base like ehlersiana.