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Tillandsia brachycaulos abdita

13th July 2006

Soft greyish green rosettes of leaves. Short bright red spikes of bracts spring blue flowers unexpectedly on the world. Central American forest dweller. In full sun, the upper leaves turn bright red.

20th July 2008

It has survived for two years in an unheated greenhouse, which is very pleasing. This winter has given it a severe test, and it will take a while to determine if it has been damaged.