Tillandsia albertiana mounted on drift wood - Andy's Air Plants

Tillandsia albertiana mounted on drift wood

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Tillandsia albertiana is a wonderful and easy species to grow.

It has a limited distribution in North West Argentina on rocks faces in damp areas along mountain streams shaded from full sun.

This species has a lovely shape with distichous or mirrored leaf pattern, similar to species like myosura or caliginosa. The most beautiful thing about albertiana is its very large bright Red flowers that contrast perfectly with the lush mid green foliage.

It is one of the hardier (cold tolerant) species. It loves a damp but airy environment away from full mid day sun.

A lovely clump of T. albertiana mounted on a piece of drift wood.