Tillandsia Coconut Grove (T. chiapensis x capitata red)
Origins: Manmade hybrid
Bloom: Short, compound capitate inflorescence with multiple deep pink bracts that barely escape the bract scapes and produces purple tubular flowers
Light: Strong indirect, filtered, and/or partial direct light
Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors
Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 1 hour as necessary
This is a beautiful Steve Correale hybrid of chiapensis crossed with capitata rubra. This plant can stay in blush year round with adequate light, and while the inflorescence is predominantly capitata influenced (as most capitata hybrids are), you still get those classic chiapensis bracts that poke their heads out. Nice scurfy leaves, this is a great collector's item.