Tillandsia lindenii, or blue-flowered torch is native to Ecuador and Peru where it can be found growing on tree trunks, tree hollows and even rocks & sandy soils in its native rainforest habitat. The ‘big sister’ of Tillandsia cyanea – Plant varies and flowers are larger but similar to Tillandsia cyanea with a
tiny splash of white in the centre.
WALLISII – Tillandsias that used to belong to the subgenus phytarrhiza (with Paddle-shaped inflorescences) like anceps, cyanea, lindenii, pretiosa, umbellata now belong to a new genus. Wallisii 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. www.bromeliad.org.au