Tillandsia butzii from Mexico and through Central America to Panama, is an easy and rewarding species to grow.
It has attractive, mottled, bulbous leaf bases and long twisting green leaves. The flower spike is quite long and has red bracts with purple flowers. This species can quickly grow into an impressive clump.
Tillandsia butzii grows in similar conditions to other green leafed species such as T. filifolia and T. albertiana, enjoying mid to low light levels and plenty of regular moisture.
This is possibly my favorite species, it is one of the first i ever had in my collection.