AKA Tillandsia brachycaulos var abdita
Very colourful species that produces an abundance of soft leaves in a symmetrical rosette that can grow to 12 cm in diameter. The leaves vary in colour from a pale green to combinations that include pale cardinal. When in bloom they turn a brilliant red. They produce many purple flowers in the head of the plant.
TILLANDSIA – Tillandsias are the most fascinating and certainly the most peculiar of all the Bromeliads. Highly variable, they may be bulbous, tufted, grass-like, or assume several other curious forms. Typically, they are plants of the air, dwelling in its treetop environment where the winds move freely. They require little care if given a suitable environment – bright light to full sunlight, good air circulation and moist atmosphere. Most require seven years or longer to grow to flowering from seed.