Tillandsia ultriculata v prengelii
Tillandsia ultriculata v prengelii

Tillandsia ultriculata v prengelii

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Origins: Eastern Mexico

Bloom: Long slender red and yellow inflorescence and bracts with purple flowers

Light: Strong indirect light, partial direct light

Ideal for: 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

 

The species ulticulata is the first Tillandsia ever identified back in 1737! This one is commonly known as the spreading air plant, and from the pictures you can see why! I different variety of ulticulata (ultriculata v ultriculata) is native to Florida and George bus have been devastated in recent decades by Weevils.