Air Plant is Flowering

One of our Tillandsias are in flower AKA our Air Plant because it need no soil.  The leaves are normally a lime green, but when they flower, they turn a vibrant reddish color.

Tillandsia with Purple and Yellow Flower

Tillandsia with Purple and Yellow Flower

I found the tag for this one and all it says is Tillandsia houston X.  I think that is some type of hybrid.  Anybody know the species of this guy?  I have a feeling it is brachycaulos.

Detail of Flower

Detail of Flower

Check out the detail on these flower.  I cannot remember the last time I really took a look at the pollen and parts.

Detail of Flower

Detail of Flower

Tillandsia

Tillandsia

What I have noticed is that the flowers last a very short time.  We missed photographing the last one, but caught the one before.

– Far Out Flora

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