Tillandsia stricta is a common species in Eastern South America, from Venezuela to Northern Argentina where it grows as an epiphyte in dry to mesic (evenly moist) conditions. It has green, often grey/purple mottled leaves and a lovely flower spike with bright pink bracts and light purple flowers. It is popular amongst beginners for its ease of cultivation, and attractive flower spikes, it produces many pups (off-sets) and quickly grows in to an attractive clump.
This species likes medium to high light levels and regular misting with good air-movement.
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