Tillandsia Jackpot (Tillandsia tectorum x Tillandsia duratii v saxatilis)
Origins: Mark Dimmitt hybrid
Bloom: Large compound inflorescence with purple bracts that stay close to the peduncle, producing purple tri-petaled flowers. Not fragrant
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 monthly to rehydrate up to 2 hours as necessary
While Curly Slim is Mark Dimmitt's most famous hybrid, I would argue that this plant is the crown jewel of his work. Not too many tectorum crosses out there, partly because of how challenging it is to collect pollen/pollinate these small flowers. Duratii is also an interesting plant in crosses, because many times it has trouble completing its bloom and aborts. This plant does have a cool bloom, but the growth habit and appearance of this plant are really what draws you in. Grows long like a latifolia. This is another plant that's only for serious collectors, as the price indicates!