Tillandsia 'Eric Knobloch' is hybrid between brachycaulos and streptophylla. Two great species in their own right. It is named in honour of a Tillandsia grower and collector from Louisiana. The plant colors up fantastically during its flowering stages, from yellow to orange and then red.
An exceptional, in my opinion, looking hybrid with broad but tapering leathery leaves which have a tendency to turn in towards the base, like T. Streptophylla. Upon receiving the plant at the end of summer the leaves showed considerable red blush, at the time of this review January 2023 the colouration is confined to the leaf edges but still evident. In the few months of ownership I would also remark that this is quite a fast grower. Definitely a new favourite, expensive maybe, but well worth it. Looking forward to seeing it develop over the coming years!