Tillandsia seleriana is a fascinating species from Southern Mexico to Honduras where it grows epiphytically in Conifer and Broadleaf woodlands.
It has a bulbous shape like Rhino’s horn and lovely green, smooth leaves that are covered in fur like trichomes.
This bulbous shape and leaf base cavities make this plant a perfect host for ant species in its native habitat. The plant produces a wonderful, branched flower spike with deep red bracts that contrast well with the purple tubular flowers.
It is slow growing, and likes a very regular misting with good air-movement and medium to high light levels.
Here is a lovely, small sized plant mounted on drift wood.