Tillandsia Tropical Fire (Tropiflora x Fire Orange)
Origins: Steve Correale hybrid
Bloom: Short, semi-capitate inflorescence with rose colored bracts that partially emerge from the scapes. Purple flowers
Light: Strong indirect or filtered light
Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to an hour as necessary
Most capitata hybrids end up dominating blooms genetically, producing nice color but they hide the floral bracts in the leaf scapes. In this hybrid, the fasciculata cultivar Tropiflora busted through, as the bloom produces nice rose colored bracts.