Tillandsia sphaerocephala
Tillandsia sphaerocephala
Tillandsia sphaerocephala

Tillandsia sphaerocephala

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Origins: Bolivia, Guatemala

Bloom: Medium length simple inflorescence with a salmon colored bract and pale purple flowers

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

Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors

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

 

This is a species I feel flies under the radar.  The color of the leaves is so unique; they are a dark gray color, and the leaves are flat and shiny as you would expect to find on a mesic species.  The leaves are recurving and as the plant matures, the leaves tend to spiral a bit.  This appears to be a self-pollinating species as it pretty reliably produces seed pods after its salmon colored bloomspike produces purple flowers