Tillandsia bartramii is named in honor of William Bartram an early naturalist and plant hunter, one of the first people to explore extensively in Florida where he documented and painted many plants and flowers and collected for his fathers Botanic garden.
Native to Florida as well as Guatemala and Mexico Tillandsia bartramii is a very easy species to grow, its vigerous and makes lots of offsets after flowering. It has grass like foliage similar to T. juncea and juncifolia, and produces a red flower spike with purple tubular flowers.
Here are some large flowering size plants mounted and fully rooted onto small pieces of cork.
I ordered two airplants as gifts for my son, having received a recommendation from a friend who has ordered from Andy in the past. There was an option to leave a note for Andy and I received a personal response along with the order.
The plants arrived beautifully packaged, with good care instructions. I was very impressed with Andy’s passion for the plants. I shall order again.