A colourful and decorative species, easy to grow. Occurs from Mexico to Panama; epiphytic at altitudes of 300 – 2 300m. In its non-blooming stage T. punctulata can easily be confused with T. kirchoffiana because of the similar growth habit and darkening at the base of the leaves… It grows well at damp, semi-shade conditions.
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.