Tillandsia velickiana
Tillandsia velickiana

Tillandsia velickiana

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Origins: Mexico, Guatemala

Bloom: Short, simple inflorescence with a singular, semi pendulate pink bract and purple tubular flowers

Ideal for: Outdoors, likes frequent moisture and good air flow which is hard to mimic indoors

Light: Strong indirect or filtered light

Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary (will probably need the additional soak)

 

There is some confusion around this species and several others (T. matudae, T. feldhofii, and T. oaxacana).  I can't say with certainy which of the four this actually is, but what I do know is the current crop I have of these are incredible! They are at least three times the size of others I have seen over the years.  Very soft, gray leaves that make it look like a xeric plant, but this species likes frequent moisture (the leaves start to roll inwards when it is ready for more water).  Nice rosette shape and pretty funky bloom