Scientific Name - Tillandsia x floridana
Common Name - None
Place of Origin - Florida
Status - Not known
This is a new acquisition, and one of the biggest tillandsia’s I own. Florida has 18 native bromeliads, 12 of them are tillandsia species, 3 of them are catopis species, 1 of them is a guzmania species, and the remaining 2 are natural tillandsia hybrids, T. x floridana is one of them.
Tillandsia x floridana is thought to be a hybrid between T. bartramii and T. fasciculata var. densipica, and strongly resembles its Tillandsia bartramii parent. It appears to be extremely variable, with plants ranging anywhere from 7 to 24 inches in height.
My plant is around 24 inches tall, including the inflorescence, and about 6 inches wide. It has the typical, purple, tubular flowers like many other tillandsia’s and flowers from spring to summer. Plants can be grown from full sun to full shade, should be mounted or put in a basket, and given plenty of air flow. I water mine every other day or so and have it gets sun for maybe half the day.