Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia atroviridipetala

Tillandsia atroviridipetala

Regular price $200.00 Sale

Origins: Mexico

Bloom: Several bracts emerge, barely escaping the terminal leaves.  The bracts are pink with dense gray/white scales.  Produces dark green flowers

Light: Strong indirect and/or filtered light, partial direct okay

Ideal for: Outdoors

Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Soaking likely won't be necessary as this species prefers a more arid climate.  Water sparingly during cold months

 

This is a real treasure, and a species that is tough to find in cultivation.  Native to the semi-arid deserts of Mexico, this is a species that likes warm, dry temperatures and can handle long periods of drought.  This makes it a pretty hardy plant, but on the other side it does not like being cold and wet, so be sure to pay attention during Winter. I have two available.  They originally came from greenhouses which is why the trichomes are underdeveloped.  The fuzzier of the two I've had for a year growing in half day sun, you can see how much the trichomes have developed during that time.