One of the very few red flowering air plants, Tillandsia albertiana quickly forms an attractive clump.
This distichous (leaves forming in mirror image like pairs) air plant is endemic to the steep cliff faces of the Salta Province of Argentina. Tillandsia albertiana is a very easy to care for air plant and will tolerate periods of drought. Each plant produces one relatively large flower, which unlike most Tillandsia flowers can last for a week, established clumps can produce flowers in succession over upto three months at a time. Named after the Argentinian botanist Alberto Castellanos.
- Eventual (Mature) Height: 10cm
- Eventual (Mature) Width: 7cm
- Flower colour: Red
- Watering: Light
- Light: Moderate