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DESCRIPTION: This is an amazing specimen Tillandsia that features a symmetrical, open leaf pattern with an equally stunning bronze coloration. Our current crop of Bronze Crown are similar in size to the ones pictured here and have the same shape and look. We have grown these to a foot wide. This plant is formerly known as T. kruseana but has since been changed to Bronze Crown. The hybrid parentage is not definitively known, but assumed to be either T. capitata X T. concolor OR T. capitata X T. fasciculata.
DISTRIBUTION: Man-made hybrid cultivated mainly in the USA. Original cultivation by Frank Messina.
FLOWER: Similar flower to capitata but with a "crown" cap. Plant tends toward a red color when in bloom.
Species: T. capitata X T. concolor or
T. capitata X T. fasciculata