Tillandsia purpurea giant clone
Tillandsia purpurea giant clone
Tillandsia purpurea giant clone

Tillandsia purpurea giant clone

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Origins: Peru or Ecuador (educated guess)

Bloom: Medium length compound inflorescence with pastel purple bracts and small white flowers that have a purple band on the edge.  Strongly fragrant

Light: Strong indirect light, partial 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

 

This is easily the largest clone of purpurea I have ever seen.  I would say it's comparable in size/shape to different varieties of latifolia.  When first grown at Bird Rock Tropicals, it was thought to be a form of straminea but the abbreviated inflorescence and spicy scented flower lend to purpurea-like characteristics