Tillandsia straminea x cacticola is a lovely plant with soft leaves and a long lilac flower spike with purple edged, cream white flowers. The naming of this plant is questionable, but to me it has characteristics of both parents, so until im better informed this is the name i will asign to it. The flower spike is well brached and not as compact as cacticola, the flowers are not scented as in cacticola, the plant is caulescent or stem forming as is straminea. It is not as large growing as straminea.
This plant is easy to grow, it clumps up quickly, the leaves are quite sensitive to drying out, curling in quickly between waterings acting a visible marker of its thirst. The plant likes bright light and a thorough, regular wetting.
Here is one full size rosette.
I have a number of Andys plants now. Very easy to look after and a topic of conversation from visitors