turns red in high light!
This variant is currently sold out
DESCRIPTION: Tillandsia Velutina have a velvety feel because of the trichomes on their leaves. This plant has a great olive green coloration and blushes a deep red when in bloom. Velutina are one of the easier Tillandsia to take care of and are a great addition to any air plant collection. This species was described by Renate Ehlers in 1994.
NOTE: The brown coloration at the bottom of this plant is normal for the species. It is not an indicator of rot. This is a soft leaved species. If there is rot, it will be brown from the central area of the top of the plant where the new growth comes out.
DISTRIBUTION: This species is native to Chiapas and Guatemala
FLOWER: When in bloom, velutina turn a beautiful red color. This air plant blooms from the inflorescence that composed of several short ears each bearing 1 or 2 flowers only. As a result, the inflorescence, emerging little from the plant, has a globose appearance. The bracts of the flowering stem resemble leaves, are scaly and of a beautiful bright red color.
Species: T. velutina