This species is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua
An unusual looking species with attractive, stiff twisting and curving cylindrical leaves. The silver leaf sheaths have unique vertical maroon lines that are similar to the brown lines on the skin of an onion. The inflorescence, as well as the sheath margins, is an attractive red-maroon .
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.