- Place of origin: Native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. Belongs to Tillandsia species which are evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the Bromeliaceae family.
- Description: This species is formed of dense clumps of elongated leaves. Individual stems reach ~30cm. Each elongated stem bears single, large bright red flower to attracts nectar drinkers.
- Grow best: It likes bright and sunny conditions with moderate humidity. Propagate from pups.
- Use: Can be suspended from wire art forms, art glass orbs and baskets. Mounted to barks or wall plaques.