Tillandsia Curly Slim (intermedia x streptophylla)
Origins: Man made hybrid, not widely naturally occurring
Bloom: Upper leaves blush pink below the compound inflorescence of violet colored tubular flowers. Because it has intermedia genetics, some generations produce pups on the bloomspike
Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors
Light: Strong indirect light, early morning or late afternoon direct sun okay
Water: Spray or dunk once a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary. The less you water, the curlier the leaves will be (be careful not to dehydrate too much!)
This is one of if not the most sought after hybrid available. This plant curls for days! Keep it slightly under hydrated to really accentuate the curls. Can grow quite large after many generations, an absolute must have for a collector and will not be available for long! The plants currently available are clones grown from tissue culture.