Tillandsia straminea from Peru and Ecuador is a dry or xeric growing species often found growing with T. purpurea and T. cacticola it grows on scrub and cacti and is also found in Peru's coastal deserts.
It is large growing with lovely soft silvery leaves and produces a long branched flower spike with pink flower bracts and lovely, highly scented cream white flowers with a purple edge.
This species likes high light levels with regular misting and good air-movement or quick drying.
At the moment i have a few very very large plants for sale. And some small ones as seen in the second photo.
Ordered a small T. straminea, which was generously sized and arrived in excellent health and condition. Very pleased with it!
Healthy looking plant,i can see it swinging in the breeze in my conservatory with his friends !
As always, a great air plant from Andy. The perfume from the flowers is intoxicating. Good value and a good size.
Thank you! They are a great addition to my home. I just really hope I manage to keep them happy!