Tillandsia cereicola
Tillandsia cereicola

Tillandsia cereicola

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Origins: Peru

Bloom: Large compound inflorescence with deep purple bracts and dark purple flowers

Light: Strong indirect light, partial direct light

Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors

Water: Spray or dunk once a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary

 

Cereicola and hitchcockiana are frequently confused, and it has long been debated whether they are actually deserving of each having species status.  I actually believe this is hitchcockiana, however it was acquired as cereicola.  The reason for my doubt is that while hitchcockiana is described as a larger plant than cereicola, hitchcockiana is described as having stoloniferous growth (pups grow off a stem) whereas cereicola is described as stemless.  This plant is definitely stoloniferous, so hence my doubt.  Either way, a beautiful plant with a beautiful bloom!