Tillandsia scheideana is a common species in the wild and in collections.
It is native from Mexico and the West Indies to Columbia and Venezuela where it grows as an epiphyte in Oak forests.
It is quick growing making clumps in just a few years. It flowers annualy and produces cherry red flower spikes with lovely yellow flowers. It is very easy to grow in medium to high light levels with plenty of regular misting and drying between watering. In bright light the leaves will also color up.
This is my number one reccomendation for a begginers plant beacause it so tough and rewarding to grow.
I have single flowering size plants and small seedling clumps, and giant clumps with multiple flowering size plants.
Nice and healthy plants as ever.