Tillandsia christa-gallii
Tillandsia christa-gallii
Tillandsia christa-gallii

Tillandsia christa-gallii

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Origins: Mexico, Guatemala

Bloom: Long, compound inflorescence with multiple orange/yellow bracts (sometimes even red) with blueish/purple tubular flowers

Ideal for: Outdoors

Light: Strong indirect or filtered light, some direct light okay

Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Soak for up to 4 hours as necessary to rehydrate during hotter and drier months

 

This species is closely related to the tricolor complex, in fact it was once thought to be a form of tricolor.  Christa-gallii has longer, slightly recurved leaves compared to the more common melanocreter (formerly tricolor v melanocreter) with a longer inflorescence. Leaves turn deep red color in strong light