Tillandsia magnusiana is a wonderful species from Central America where it grows as an epiphyte in forests and on scrub.
This species is a particular favorite of mine, it ticks all the boxes. T. magnusiana has lovely soft, long leaves covered in tiny hairs (trichomes) and arranged like a pin cushion. The flower bud is stocky and maroon in color and the flowers which are quite long protrude from this bud. After flowering this bud will become a seed pod. When the pod splitts open it is black inside and reveals masses of fluffy white seeds that pour out hoping to be caught by a breeze. This species is easy to grow, flowers and pups easily usualy making one or two pups, clumps of a few adult plants tend to fall apart, but that just gives you more plants. Tillandsia magnusiana can be grown in the highest light levels as long as it recieves a good regular soaking/heavy misting and good air-movement so it dries quickly. Here it will grow quicker and can color up a little when in the flowering process.
Here i have a few large flowering size plants and some delightful half size plants for sale.
Really pleased with my magnusiana, arrived in perfect condition, thank you. As an air plant novice I'll be returning to your site for tips!
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Good sized plant. Love the grass like leaves. Great website.